Aerial Photos: California’s Winter Floods 2017

27 02 2017
Due to recent storms, Fremont Weir in Knights Landing, Calif. is overtopping, January 13, 2017. The Fremont Weir Wildlife Area is 1,461 acres at the north end of the Yolo Bypass floodway along the Sacramento River in Sutter and Yolo counties. (Photo credit to Florence Low / California Department of Water Resource)

Due to recent storms, Fremont Weir in Knights Landing, Calif. is overtopping, January 13, 2017. The Fremont Weir Wildlife Area is 1,461 acres at the north end of the Yolo Bypass floodway along the Sacramento River in Sutter and Yolo counties. (Photo credit to Florence Low / California Department of Water Resource)

NBC Los Angeles – Winter storms unleashed days of downpours on California. These aerial images show the extent of the flooding and effects of the unrelenting winter storms throughout the state, including San Jose, where 14,000 people were evacuated after neighborhoods were inundated with water. Several more weeks remain in California’s wet season, which brings the potential for more damage.
Source: nbclosangeles.com

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In Photos: San Jose Flood, Feb. 2017

22 02 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.





Powerful 7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica – Photos

6 09 2012

Costa Rica’s Minister of Public Safety Mario Zamora walks in the ruins of the Bellavista Catholic Church in Bellavista after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, in the mountains of Nandayure, 150 km (93 miles) northwest of San Jose September 5, 2012 . A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, killing at least two people, sparking landslides, knocking down buildings, and briefly triggering a tsunami warning. The Red Cross said two people died in Guanacaste, the northwestern province at the epicenter of the earthquake, which split open tarmac roads, cracked gravestones and sent books tumbling off library shelves. REUTERS/Zoraida Diaz

A powerful earthquake shook Costa Rica on Wednesday.

It killed at least two people.

The quake was centered about 38 miles (60 kilometers) from the town of Liberia and 140 kilometres (87 miles) west of the capital, of San Jose.

The magnitude was estimated at 7.9 but soon downgraded to 7.6.

Three strong aftershocks of magnitudes 4.6, 4.5 and 4.4 followed the powerful earthquake.

The quake was deep, at 25 miles (41 kilo meters) below the surface, so it caused less damage.

This area is a seismically active zone where the Cocos tectonic plate dives beneath the Caribbean plate. 

It was reported that roads were cracked, some houses, buildings and at least one bridge were damaged.

It also caused landslides which blocked highways.

In the town of Hojancha, a few miles (kilometers) from the epicenter, city official Kenia Campos said the quake knocked down some houses and landslides blocked several roads.

This is a disaster!

A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some houses, blocking highways and causing panic and at least one death from a heart attack. (Sept. 5, 2012)

A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday – damaging buildings and briefly triggering a tsunami warning.

Earth partially covers a road after a landslide was triggered by an earthquake in Samara, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Danica Coto

This photo posted to an Instagram account belonging to a person identified as Callie McCoy, shows videos strewn on the floor of a video store at the Paseo de las Flores mall in San Jose, Costa Rica, after an earthquake struck Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Callie McCoy via Instagram)

A wall at the University of Costa Rica’s school of electrical engineering is damaged after an earthquake in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Thomas Dooley)








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