Washed-Away Deck Floats Down Flooded California Creek

City officials in Capitola, California, declared a state of emergency on Thursday, January 5, as the National Weather Service (NWS) reported “widespread rain showers,” which led “to additional localized flooding” along the Central Coast.

The NWS recorded the wettest 10-day period in the San Francisco area since 1871, with 10.33 inches of rain falling from December 26 to January 4.

Video posted by Janeen McCrae on Thursday shows flooding and storm damage in Capitola. The footage shows a deck swept away by high water levels floating in the flooded Soquel Creek.

The NWS issued a flood advisory for the area until Thursday afternoon. Credit: Janeen McCrae via Storyful

Video transcript

- Good lord. You hear this one coming. Yeah, like a-- like a [INAUDIBLE]?

Here we go.