January 20 Press Release 5:10PM PST

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

Press Release – For Immediate Release 1/20/17 5:00PM

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

Four residents are in temporary shelter at Veteran’s Hall.

The National Weather Service is predicting significant rainfall the rest of the weekend, with the majority of it on Sunday morning.

A flood watch will be initiated all weekend, and residents shall cooperate with first responders should the Creek water levels rise again.

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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