mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / February 22, 2017
As rains dump torrents of water across California, the worst flooding in 100 years hits many locations. In San Jose, 14,000 faced Mandatory Evacuation Orders.
As mandatory evacuations continued for a second day, San Jose officials said Wednesday they could still not provide a timetable for when thousands of residents would be allowed to return after the city was hit by what officials described as the worst flooding in 100 years.
[San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo] vowed a full investigation into why there was not more warning before the floodwater hit the center of the city, saying many residents were caught off guard.
“If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of a home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, then clearly there has been a failure,” he said.