Tracking Ophelia: Rain and heavy winds persistent in parts of New Jersey

An entire neighborhood in Brielle was without power for nearly seven hours after several large tree branches fell and hit powerlines Saturday morning.

Amanda Lee and Roberto Torres

Sep 24, 2023, 1:41 AM

Updated 302 days ago

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Tropical Storm Ophelia's continue to bring rain and heavy winds to New Jersey Saturday night.
In Manasquan, the Manasquan River was calmer compared to how it was during the morning hours, although rain and heavy wind was still prevalent.
A woman told News 12 New Jersey that the storm reminded her Sandy.
A tree that fell onto a house in Manalapan sent one person to the hospital.
In Brielle, neighborhoods were without power for hours after large tree branches fell onto powerlines. The branches also fell close to the town's oldest house on Union Lane.
Homeowner Drew Eitner told News 12 New Jersey he witnessed the moment the electrical power went out.
"I saw one tree branch hit the ground, and then another one, and then I saw sparks coming out from the ground and the wires up top," he recalled.
Near the Point Pleasant Beach, Baltimore Avenue was blocked off to traffic around 3 p.m. where police searched for a missing boater.
Authorities confirmed that a body washed up along the shore but had not released their identity as of Saturday night.


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