South Bay hit with storm damage

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ByChris Nguyen KGO logo
Friday, December 12, 2014
Storm damage in San Jose
Storm damage in the South Bay.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- At the northern tip of San Jose, just south of the San Francisco Bay, it's been a long, rainy day for neighbors in Alviso. Multiple intersections were flooded.

Crews from the city of San Jose were out here Thursday. Their machines sucked up water the drain system couldn't handle, and then they dumped it back into the Bay.

Sylvia Barrientos lives in Alviso. She couldn't believe how fast the water rose.

"I was just wanting to take a picture of the rain coming down, and within five minutes, my car was almost submerged under water, my front part of my car," said Barrientos.

An evacuation center has been set up at the Alviso Youth Center on North First Street in case it is needed.

In West San Jose, near the Santa Clara border, a large tree came down on an SUV on Boxwood Drive. There were no report of injuries, just lots of damage.

"The tree has been here for a probably a few hundred years, and eventually, this is the sort of thing that happens when there's a big rain storm," said Richard Osburn of San Jose.

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