ugg slippers uk Evacuees returning home say damage is worse than they expected
News Weather Chinese New Year 2 Investigates About Us Contests Bay Area People Sports KTVUPlus Web Links Traffic Entertainment Earthquakes Chinese New Year Mornings On 2 Crime Files Frank on Facebook Trending Oakland Warehouse FireA total of 3,800 people remain under a mandatory evacuation order, but city officials are allowing many evacuees to return to their homes to see the damage that was done.The clean up could take weeks, if not months, especially in the Rock Springs neighborhood hit hard by the flooding. Later Friday, the city will be distributing dumpsters for people to throw away trash and debris.City crews were working late into the night to install a temporary sewage hose line to help with the recovery in the area as people begin to return to their homes.Some San Jose flood victims are getting their first look at the damage to their homes and some say it was much worse than they expected.On Thursday, 13 year old Daisy Barrangan was waiting with her parents to see if they could get into their first floor apartment on Nordale Avenue, which was still in a mandatory evacuation area.Yellow tape blocked off the neighborhood in the Rock Springs area of San Jose, off Senter Road near Phelan.”I just want to go in the house and see what left of everything,” said Barrangan.What the 8th grader didn know is her optimism would soon meet a heartbreaking reality. Despite the order, the family decided to go in.Daisy and her mother wrapped their shoes in plastic bags because to get into their home they had to walk through muddy sludge that firefighters say may be contaminated with sewage and chemicals and posed a health risk.As they delicately walked to their apartment, Daisy father Manuel Males arrived to the front door first.”Oh my God,” said Males as he opened the door to his home and saw it for the first time.His daughter and wife echoed the same thing over and over.They found the carpet was more like a muddy sponge and a stale stench throughout the entire home.”It sad because everything is gone now,” said Barrangan.There was a sense of bewilderment as the 13 year old walked into her mud soaked bedroom and discovered her UGG Boots and a white, Mexican folk dress soaked with muck and potential contaminates.”I grew up dancing and now it ruined and I had more dresses and I feel like their gone too,” said Barrangan.Her father showed us where the floodwaters came up and says that it moved their couches several feet from where they used to sit.”I lost right now. This was my home and right now we don know when we going to come back. And this is pretty bad,” said Males.Males works as a mechanic and says they rent the apartment and don have insurance.His wife, who works in electronics, has a second job at home painting nails. The floor to that work space was also flooded.Outside on the street, one mud covered family car with car seats in the back seat is a telling benchmark.Firefighters showed KTVU a picture where you can only see the car roof at the peak of the flooding on Tuesday.