Wicked weather damages property, cuts power

Strong storms swept over New Jersey Friday to kick off the holiday weekend, causing property damage and temporarily cutting power to thousands of people.

Strong storms swept over New Jersey Friday to kick off the holiday weekend, causing property damage and temporarily cutting power to thousands of people. (7/2/16)

ENGLISHTOWN - Strong storms swept over New Jersey Friday to kick off the holiday weekend, causing property damage and temporarily cutting power to thousands of people.

Much of the state was under a tornado watch and a flash flood warning Friday as the storms moved through, packing large hail and heavy winds. The storms brought nearly 3 inches of rain to some areas in as little as three hours.

In Englishtown, a giant tree uprooted and toppled onto a homeowner's front yard, narrowly missing the house.

The tree crushed a car parked nearby.

Jersey Central Power & Light reported up to 7,000 power outages at the height of the storm, most of which have been restored.

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