Heat advisory continues in New Jersey as highs approach near 100 degrees; scattered severe storms possible

Powerful storms bring damage, flooding, power outages to New Jersey

Drivers are urged to use caution and to avoid any flooded roadways.

Matt Trapani and Joti Rekhi

Jun 26, 2023, 9:43 AM

Updated 362 days ago


A series of powerful thunderstorms brought heavy rain, flooding and power outages to parts of New Jersey on Monday.
The strong winds caused a tree to topple over onto several cars in a driveway on New Street in Dover. The tree mangled a chain-link fence and damaged at least one of the cars.
The damaged car is owned by Ashley Cruz. She tells News 12 that she just got that car about a month ago. The tree also struck her mother’s car. They were both inside the home when they heard the crash.
“Next thing you know, you just feel a rumble inside the home and then I hear my mother just screaming. I ran downstairs. Next thing you know the trees on top of the car and it’s like, ‘Great, now I gotta deal with all this going on,’” Cruz says.
The storms knocked out power to thousands of New Jersey residents. There were more than 13,000 customers without power in New Jersey as of 10 p.m.
The storms were expected to end by the overnight hours, with some lingering rain.

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