Worst floods in a century in San Jose

Residents of the inundated California city are angry that they were not given more warning that a disaster was imminent.

“If the first time a resident is aware that they need to get out of a home is when they see a firefighter in a boat, then clearly there has been a failure,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Chest-deep  water trapped hundreds of residents in homes and in trees.