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Evacuations lifted after Guadalupe River recedes

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Residents have been cleared to return to their homes in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood on Thursday morning after city officials lifted evacuation orders for residents living near the Guadalupe River.

According to city spokeswoman Rosario Neaves, the river crested earlier this morning and meteorologists with the National Weather Service expect the river to recede from flood stage as the day continues.

Neaves said the city ordered the evacuations in abundance of caution:

“We committed with Valley Water and the county to not have an incident like 2017 (Coyote Creek) to take place again. … This demonstration is proof of that . . . we’ve been taking this incident very seriously.”

Residents who live between Willow Glen Way and Atlanta Avenue were advised to leave their homes with important documents, medicines and spare clothes.

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