Capitola businesses re-open following heavy rains

April 2, 2011 6:23:35 PM PDT
Stores and restaurants in downtown Capitola Village opened for business on Saturday, three weeks after heavy rain caused serious flood damage.

Clean up efforts continue throughout the city as crews remove mud and debris from streets and sidewalks. Business owners hope the moderate weather today will attract more visitors.

Nearby Pacific Grove Mobile Home Park was nearly destroyed in the storm after a broken drainage pipe resulted in massive flooding. Officials are racing to replace a section of that pipe before more forecast showers.