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Business / Economy

County issues second call for free facemasks for businesses

Meant to help businesses get restarted by providing free masks for their employees.

Impact of the 2017 flooding on Lovers Lane. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Office of Emergency Services.


County Office of Emergency Services issues weather advisory

OES notes possibility of power outages and cautions residents to be aware of downed power lines and trees, standing water, potential flooding, and more.

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.


Google Maps directions led some drivers to flooded roads

Office of Emergency Services director reports on road closures and rescues following latest round of storms


Rain forces several local road closures

Continuing onslaught of rain, threat of flooding prompts closures


Government / Politics

Storm recovery costs surpass $288K, still climbing

Kevin O'Neill, director of the San Benito County Office of Emergency Services, explained mounting recovery costs to the Board of Supervisors

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Two new levee breaks compound flooding

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


Another round of rain predicted for Sunday

Pacheco Creek levee repair work commences as another bout of rain predicted to sweep through on Sunday


Government / Politics

County officials meet with Lovers Lane residents, admit ability to stop flooding is limited

County officials came to explain they can help residents get ready for any floods, but cannot do much about stopping them because of environmental rules


Government / Politics

County hosting community meeting for flood victims

Tuesday meeting will feature county officials answering questions from the public


Officials offer update on county flooding

Office of Emergency Services is asking residents affected by the flooding to fill out a survey to gather information on damage and losses