A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SANTA CRUZ, MONTEREY, AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ON TOP OF ALREADY SATURATED SOILS WILL RESULT IN FLOODING. SWOLLEN STREAMS, CREEKS AND RIVERS WILL LIKELY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS LATE TODAY NIGHT….ESPECIALLY IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, WHERE THE BULK OF THE HEAVY RAIN WILL EXIST.
MUDSLIDES, ROCK SLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE ALSO VERY LIKELY.
FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED IN VARIOUS LOCAL AREAS, INCLUDING THE LOMA AND SOBERANES FIRE BURN AREAS……AS WELL AS CORRALITOS CREEK, AND THE INTERLAKEN AREA IN WATSONVILLE; AND THE SAN BENITO RIVER (NEAR THE OLD WILLOW CREEK SCHOOL, AND HIGHWAY 25) IN SAN BENITO COUNTY.
A 46 YEAR-OLD BEN LOMOND MAN’S BODY WAS FOUND IN THE SAN LORENZO RIVER OVER THE WEEKEND. ERIC CAIN’S BODY WAS FOUND AROUND 11:340 A.M. SATURDAY, NEAR THE 300 BLOCK OF BRACKNEY ROAD. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON CAIN’S WHEREABOUTS PRIOR TO 11:30 SATURDAY MORNING IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT.
A 35 YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN SALINAS OVER THE WEEKEND. THE SHOOTING REPORTEDLY TOOK PLACE JUST AFTER 10:30 PM SATURDAY, ON THE 300 BLOCK OF CROSS AVENUE. ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FATAL SHOOTING IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SALINAS POLICE DEPARTMENT.
TEXT MESSAGES WERE SENT OUT AND ROAD HAZARD SIGNS WERE PUT IN PLACE WHEN CAPITOLA CITY OFFICIALS CLOSED A PORTION OF PARK AVENUE (SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 1) ON SATURDAY. PARK AVENUE, BETWEEN KENNEDY DRIVE AND CORONADO STREET IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL TOMORROW. THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF MORE TREES, AND LARGE BRANCHES FALLING DURING THE CURRENT STORM-SET.
WHARF ROAD, BETWEEN CAPITOLA ROAD AND 49TH AVENUE IN CAPITOLA IS ALSO CLOSED (DUE TO ROAD DAMAGE).
09:10) Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties - The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties this morning. In Monterey County, the warning issued runs though 1:00 p.m. today. Anyone living or traveling on roads in the Soberanes Fire Burn area or along Highway 1, Palo Colorado Road and Old Coast Road, are warned to be alert. In Santa Cruz County, a flash flood warning was issued till 1:30 p.m. today. The San Lorenzo River in Felton began to rise rapidly with heavy rain fall prompting the warning. Flash flood warnings may be issued in San Benito County as water levels of creeks and rivers continue to rise. We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available.
(08:40) Soquel - A man and a woman were arrested after police found drugs in their vehicle. The incident happened on the 2000 block of Willowbrook Lane in Soquel. During a search of the vehicle police found meth, heroin, methodone pills and a scale. Philip Kalab and Kelsey Knoll both had warrants and were booked into Santa Cruz County jail.
(07:55) Central Coast - The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area that will be in effect until 5 a.m. tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph are expected along the coast and in the hills. Gusts will be between 45 and 50 mph. Gusty winds may make driving difficult. Saturated soils will also contribute to an increased risk of downed trees and power lines during strong winds.