Thunderstorm tears through New Jersey leaving flooding, power outages in its wake

A severe thunderstorm tore through New Jersey Wednesday, leaving parts of the state underwater and thousands without power.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2020, 2:26 AM

Updated 1,362 days ago

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A severe thunderstorm tore through New Jersey Wednesday, leaving parts of the state underwater and thousands without power.
The storm arrived in the Garden State in the afternoon and moved out by the nighttime hours. Heavy rain caused visibility issues on New Jersey’s roadways at times and also caused pockets of flooding.
The National Weather Service even issued flash flood warnings for most of the state in anticipation of the amount of rain.
Hoboken, in particular, saw major flooding in the city because of the storm. Videos posted on social media showed bags of garbage floating down the street.
Several roadways around the state were closed for a period of time because of flooding; with drivers getting caught in the water as well.
Strong winds caused trees and utility poles to fall, knocking out power to thousands of New Jersey residents. Utility companies like JCP&L and PSE&G had crews out around the state making repairs.
Wednesday’s storm was fueled by the warm temperatures around the state. New Jersey saw temperatures in the 90s for the fifth consecutive day.
More: Photos from the July 22 thunderstorm
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Temperatures cooled into the 70s by Wednesday night.
The storm has cleared out, but News 12 New Jersey meteorologists say that another storm is expected to move through the state Thursday afternoon.


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