In Photos: San Jose Flood, Feb. 2017

Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017.  Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS
Rescuers from the San Jose Fire Department pilot boats while evacuating residents of Nordale Avenue after the Coyote Creek flooded parts of San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2017. Courtesy of Chris Smead/Csmeadphotography/Handout via REUTERS

San Jose, a hub of Silicon Valley south of San Francisco on Tuesday declared a local emergency, as the fast-rising flood water caught residents from about 500 houses and apartments near Senter Road and Phelan Avenue by surprise where the water level from the creek reached the top of cars.

This week’s flooding in San Jose has been caused by the overflowing Anderson Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

This is the wettest winter in twenty years and after five years of drought, the overflowed Coyote Creek had flooded a San Jose neighbourhood of Rock Springs.

Electricity went out while trees were downed, as flood alerts were sent and evacuations were made.

The Coyote Creek was expected to surpass the highest flow rates ever recorded since 1950.

Aftermath Photo Of California Earthquake

A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A building is seen destroyed following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit California’s northern c early Sunday morning, injuring at least 172 people.

The quake, the biggest in the region in 25 years, hit at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) (1120 BST).

It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa or about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Historic buildings were damaged and homes were set on fire.

The quake went for about 50 seconds.

On Sunday afternoon, at least 33 buildings in the city are red tagged which means they are not safe to be entered.

Here are some photos of the aftermath:

Photos: Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crashed At San Francisco International Airport, 2 died, 305 survive

Credit to EuniceBirdRah
Credit to EuniceBirdRah

2 died and 305 survive when an Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul crash-land in San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, July 7, 2013.

The plane which originated from Shanghai crash-land after a 10-plus hour flight from  Incheon International Airport in Seoul to San Francisco after its tail broke of from the plane .

Both passengers who were killed were Chinese passport holders and their bodies were found outside of the aeroplane.

San Francisco fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said:

“My understanding is that they were found on the runway.”

CNN reported that a fireball erupted after the Boeing 777 airliner hit the runway hard at around 11:30 a.m., rocked back and forth, spun around, sheered off the plane’s tail.

According to Asiana Airlines, 291 passengers and 16 crew members were on the flight.

All 307 have been accounted for.

The 291 passengers included 61 Americans, 77 South Koreans, 141 Chinese and one Japanese.

CNN reported that 182 passengers were taken to hospitals, including 49 passengers who were in ‘serious’ condition.

Please click the photos for larger images:

Photos: Spectacular Collapse Of Tennessee Beach’s Famous Arch

Here is what the arch looked like before the total collapse of the famous arch.
Here is what the arch looked like before the total collapse of the famous arch. 

Robert Wills who snapped photos of the total collapse of the famous arch at Tennessee Beach called it “a spectacular event”.

The collapse of the arch lasted in less than 10 seconds.

Here's a look at the sequence of the slide of  spectacular event.
Here’s a look at the sequence of the slide of spectacular event.

Tennessee Beach is in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

And here is what the arch looked like after the total collapse of the famous arch.
And here is what the arch looked like after the total collapse of the famous arch.

I think that it is indeed a very spectacular event.

Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)The bridge opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public on May 27, 1937.

It was constructed from January 1933 to May 1937.

The bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the Golden Gate.

Golden Gate is the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.

The Golden Gate Bridge links the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California.

At 4,200 ft (1,280.2 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.

I have already went across the bridge when we visited San Francisco.

After that I visited the Fisherman’s Wharf to eat clam chowder 🙂

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
A crowd estimated at 800,000 jams the deck of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on May 24, 1987, as a walk is kicked off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bridge that spans the San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Doug Atkins)
Motor traffic crosses the Golden Gate Bridge, Nov. 20, 1940, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)
Workers at the top of the tower, which will support the $35,000,000 suspension bridge, are shown during construction of one of the catwalks for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Ca., Oct. 17, 1935. Below in background is the Marin County shore, which will be connected to San Francisco by the bridge. (AP Photo)
Preparations for spinning the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge between Marin County and San Francisco on October 10, 1935. (AP Photo)
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Golden Gate bridge March 31,1960, in San Francisco. (AP Photo)
The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, which will link Fort Point, bottom, with Marin County, Calif., top, is seen as work progressed, 1934. (AP Photo/Redwood Empire Association)

HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE!