Restoration work continues at the Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facility in Hollister after December rain flooded the building and displaced 46 residents. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Flooded nursing facility to reopen in February

Restoration includes flooring, repairing drywall and removing asbestos.

The clean-up after the skilled nursing facility on Sunset Drive flooded on Dec. 4. Cleaning could be extensive if asbestos is discovered. Photos by John Chadwell.

Health

Flooding forces nursing facility evacuation

Forty-six patients moved to Hazel Hawkins and another facility.

Flooding at Fairview Road and McCloskey Road.

Police / Fire

Weather advisory warns of potential flooding

Sandbags available at numerous city and county locations.

Flooding along Pacheco Creek broke fences along Lovers Lane in 2017. File photo by Julie Morris.

Flash flood watch and wind advisory issued for upcoming storm

Atmospheric river expected to bring rain throughout the week. Sandbags available.

A swift-water rescue team from San Jose evacuated 34 people from Lovers Lane during the Jan. 2017 flooding. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Foundation partners with Office of Emergency Services to be disaster ready

Disaster Relief Fund hopes to distribute donations during emergencies.

OES Manager Kevin O'Neill said the normally three-month reimbursement time frame is longer because of fires across California. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

FEMA slow in reimbursing for flood damages partially because of fires

Kevin O’Neill, manager of Office of Emergency Services, reported the county has eight flood-related projects with a cost of $1.8 million. So far FEMA has reimbursed only $107,500.

Photos from last winter's flooding. The county wants landowners to pay to repair and maintain levee system. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Landowners reject agreement on levee repairs, Rivas blames county for not being prepared for rains

Updated Article-After Lovers Lane landowners rejected the county's indemnification agreement no action will be taken to repair levees until after supervisors hold town meeting Oct. 5 to discuss options.

Eight months after raging waters uprooted the entire community of Lovers Lane, little has been done to repair damages. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Sups seek to avert liability in repairing levees, reform defunct property-owner supported water district

Trying to beat the coming rainy season, county supervisors push forward repairs of levees, while moving to shift cost burden to landowners by restarting Pacheco Storm Water District.

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Agriculture

Federal disaster loan deadline extended for flood victims

Deadline moved back to December for small businesses, nonprofits impacted by the winter storms

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Government / Politics

As county waits for federal funds, roads and levees will not be repaired

Repairs to levee systems near Lovers Lane are on hold and FEMA will only pay to restore roads to previous conditions

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Agriculture

A shelter from the storm

The Bolado Park Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of animals displaced by recent flooding in the county

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Water makes for hazardous driving conditions

Drivers frustrated by slow commute as flood waters continue to plague local roads and highways

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UPDATED: Wires down, power outages, high school classes canceled

Power outages spurred by wind hit San Benito County Friday, with more rain expected

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Two new levee breaks compound flooding

Flood warnings for Lovers Lane, San Felipe areas expire, but impacts continue

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UPDATED: Flash flood warning, evacuations at Lovers Lane

Lovers Lane, San Felipe areas north of Hollister are being flooded again, prompting voluntary evacuation orders