Major flooding puts 50,000 in San Jose under evacuation order

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Heavy flooding continued to devastate the city of San Jose, California on Wednesday, prompting mandatory evacuations of around 14,000 people and recommended evacuations of up to 36,000 residents in potentially dangerous areas. Heavy rains over the past fortnight caused Santa Clara’s largest reservoir to overflow at the weekend, causing huge amounts of water to run into the central river, Coyote Creek.

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