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    How to Help San Jose Flood Victims
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    SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 22: People look at cars and homes engulfed in floodwaters on February 22, 2017 in San Jose, California. Flooding on Tuesday prompted the evacuation of over 10,000 people in the area. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

    Support for victims of the historic San Jose floods is being organized through the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund, which will support non-profit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to those in need.

    Organizations that will benefit from the fund include: American Red Cross, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Sacred Heart Community Service and The Salvation Army.

    >> Click here to donate directly to this fund

    County officials are also offering a calamity property tax relief program. Property owners who have incurred damage that exceeds $10,000 have 12 months to file a claim with the County Assessor's office.

    Once the applications are in, County Assessor Larry Stone's office may conduct assessments to determine the homes' condition.

    "This tax relief is available for all properties including homes, commercial and industrial buildings, and mobile homes. However, damage to vehicles and the contents of a home such as personal effects and furniture are not eligible for this tax relief because they are not assessable property," Stone said.

    Property owners interested in providing short- or intermediate-term housing options for flood victims should visit SCCHousingSearch.org or call 877-428-8844.

    For more information on ways you can help flood victims, we’ve compiled some resources below:

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