January 20 Press Release 2:00PM PST

From the Office of Emergency Services, San Benito County, CA

Press Release – For Immediate Release 1/20/17 2:10PM

At approximately 12:50PM today, the Pacheco Creek water levels rose causing flooding to occur around the Lovers Lane area.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for residents on Lovers Lane, and San Felipe Road (from Shore Road to 156). Temporary shelter has been set up in cooperation with American Red Cross at the Veteran’s Hall at San Benito Street & 7th Street.

Small Pets can be taken to the Animal Shelter at 1331 South Street. Large and small livestock and poultry can be taken to Bolado Park Fairgrounds at 9000 Airline Highway.

The National Weather Services is predicting significant rainfall throughout the weekend. Sandbags are available at the San Benito County Yard at 3220 Southside Road.

If residents need immediate assistance, please call 911.

For any questions regarding the incident, please contact the San Benito County PIO, Louie Valdez, at 520-331-2856.

Updated information will be posted on the Office of Emergency Services Facebook page and distributed to local media.

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