San Jose Thunderstorm Chaos: A thunderstorm in San Jose shattered Monday’s peace on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Its immense and unchanging power darkened the area and amazed people.
As the storm worsened, the cops blocked off part of St. Augustine Road. Amidst the chaos, a maze of fallen trees and power lines revealed the storm’s severity.
Terri Pope, who lives here, faced a scene of destruction afterward. It was new to her. She couldn’t believe it, so she pondered the nature of this force.
I am still determining what got through. It was a hurricane, tornado, or something else. “I don’t know what they’re calling it,” Pope said uncertainly.
When Pope mentioned the scary moments, she said she was home on that dreadful Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. when the storm hit their neighborhood. Things outside her window were flying through the air due to the storm, a surprising and scary sight.
“Unwanted things flew by my window, causing fear. I quickly jumped up, and my husband yelled in response,” Pope said, emphasizing the urgency.
After the storm, Pope cautiously ventured outside and discovered a scene of peculiar destruction. The storm damaged her neighbor’s pine tree. The trunk was bent and broken. Across the street, a fallen tree crushed a neighbor’s car. Pope struggled to describe the chaos.
She said, “I’ve never seen anything like this,” with awe and disbelief in her voice.
Amidst the chaos, JEA provided hope, stating power would be restored by 4:00 a.m. Tuesday.