Because the water coming out of Anderson Reservoir evacuations were ordered in San Jose


Other low-lying areas near Coyote Creek are subjects of a voluntary evacuation order. Residents were urged to leave their homes with only the most necessary items, including pets and medications, and head for the evacuation centers set up at the Roosevelt Community Center at 901 E. Santa Clara St.  and the Shirakawa Community Center at 2072 Lucretia Ave. On Tuesday, residents scrambled to fortify their homes with sandbags, but it was too late for some people. The flooding had submerged some southern San Jose homes. The water is coming from Anderson Reservoir which have filled to beyond its capacity. The reservoir was at 105.5% of capacity on Tuesday afternoon and the water level was almost 4 feet above the top of a spillway.  More than 2 inches of rain had fallen in San Jose in the past 48 hours, the National Weather Service said. The rain had stopped Tuesday afternoon.


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