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Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates

Winter Storm Resource Fairs
The City and Water District hosted three Winter Storm Resource Fairs on Oct. 18, 19 and 28 to help the community learn how to be ready for the possibility of flooding. Information shared at these fairs can be found at our Flood Preparedness web page.

Donations and Services for Flood Victims
The San José Flood Victims Relief Fund raised $6.9 million for use as direct disbursements to flood victims and for housing, services, replacement vehicles, and more provided through nonprofit organizations. While the Flood Victims Relief Fund is now closed, you can still donate to any of these organizations that are continuing to help Coyote Creek flood victims:

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Sacred Heart Community Services
The Salvation Army
American Red Cross
Good Will-Silicon Valley

Flood survivors seeking housing: Contact Catholic Charities at 866-305-0617 or email . Or visit:
  • Catholic Charities, 1900 Senter Road, San José 
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
  • Housing Department, City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San José, 12th Floor Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. If driving, park under the City Hall Tower on 6th Street and bring the parking stub to the first floor for validation.

Housing Unit Donation Program
The City's nonprofit partners are matching donations of housing units or listings of low-cost units with those who lost their housing to the flood. The units are listed at, although access to the site is controlled for the near future so as to ensure flood victims have first opportunity at the donated or reserved units. Flood survivors seeking housing must be in case management with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. 

Property Owners: To donate or list low-cost units, call 877-428-8844.

Disaster Loans and Grants 
Disaster loans with very favorable terms are available to help qualifying renters, homeowners, and businesses affected by the February 2017 Coyote Creek Flood. Learn more at

Expedited Building Permits
Visit the Assistance Desk in the Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for help with building permits that are needed for flood-damaged properties. The city has waived permit fees for construction work associated with flood recovery.

City Hall,  200 E. Santa Clara St., San José
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Tel: 408-535-3555

If driving, park under the City Hall Tower on 6th Street and bring the parking stub to the first floor for validation.

Disposal of Demolition and Construction Debris
Recovery from flood damage may require demolition and construction on your property. Please see the list of companies that are licensed by the City of San José to provide construction and demolition (including dirt/mud) debris bins and boxes. Learn more on the Disposal of Flood-Related Debris page.

Flood recovery cleanups are largely completed. Volunteers who wish to continue helping with community projects and needs will now find opportunities at the City’s regular volunteer calendar and web page at you to our thousands of volunteers who tremendously assisted with the flood recovery efforts! 

Map of Impacted Neighborhoods

Live Incident Map - Updated 10:30 a.m. 3/07/2017

Flood Recovery Services and Resources
For more details and resources in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, please go to

Latest Coyote Creek News & Announcements    
Stay up to date on the latest news about Coyote Creek flood recovery or preparations for the next wet winter. To subscribe, visit go to and select “2017 Coyote Creek Flood Recovery” bulletin under News Flash.