SAN BENITO COUNTY, Calif. - UPDATE 2/7/17 7:00 PM: Hollister residents on Lovers Lane near Pacheco Creek road are dealing with their third flood of 2017.
San Benito County Officials say the creek has risen to 19 and a half feet and the Pacheco Creek Levee is broken in two new places.
It's a sad case of Deja Vu for residents on Lovers Lane in Hollister.
Homes close to Pacheco Creek are once again facing flood damage due to breaks in the levee. San Benito County Emergency services began issuing voluntary evacuations for residents Tuesday morning.
UPDATE 2/7/17 12:26 p.m.: Voluntary evacuations are happening along Lovers Lane, just north of Hollister Tuesday afternoon, according to the San Benito County Sheriff's Office.
Emergency managers say Pacheco Creek is flooding the area showing 15.8 feet and rising. Moderate flood stage for the creek is 12 feet.
Residents are asked to avoid Lovers Lane and San Felipe Rd.
PREVIOUS STORY: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for for the following areas until 6PM... Soap/San Felipe Lake, Frazier Lake, northern Hollister, and Lover`s Lane.
At 9:59AM, stream gage information from Pacheco Creek near Dunneville show rapidly rising water levels that are approaching flood stage. Continued rainfall and stream flow forecasts suggest the creek will continue to rise above flood stage later today.
Remember: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.