>> My pictures, my kids' pictures, everything I cannot replace.>> Carmen Dabaloss lives in a San Jose neighborhood hit hard by severe flooding Tuesday.>> I took it in a bin, because I wanna save it, but I lost->> The floodwaters caused by Coyote Creek overflowing its banks prompted authorities to issue evacuation orders for more then 1,000 homes in the area.
>> What am I gonna do now, besides freak out?
m gonna wait and see what comes in the morning. Fire department crews went door to door rescuing local residents and keeping them out of the dirty water.>> They are being decontaminated because this is polluted water. It could be sewage coming up from the sewer pipes that are now under water.
It could be gasoline and motor oil from cars that are underwater.>> It's the latest crisis after a series of downpours that have swept through northern California since Sunday, with the state recovering from five years of drought. Even so, San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo admits he should have acted faster.
>> Clearly, we fell short if the fist time folks are hearing about how to get out of their home is when we're showing up in a boat.>> And there may be worse to come, with forecasters predicting more rain in the days ahead.