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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thunderstorms cause minor flooding across New Jersey - 9th Aug 2011

A sweeping band of thunderstorms barreled through much of New Jersey today, bringing drenching rain, high winds, hail and minor flooding and forcing Gov. Chris Christie to cancel a planned trip to the boardwalk at Ocean City.

At one point, 13 counties were under a severe thunderstorm watch.

The storms began in many places about 2 p.m., with rainfall rates of up to 4 inches an hour in parts of Somerset County, said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Miketta.

An hour later, the weather service’s radar show storms dropping up to 2 inches of rain on parts of Middlesex, Morris and Somerset counties — enough to cause minor flooding in low-lying areas and streets with poor drainage.

Earlier in the afternoon, a tornado warning was issued for Gloucester County, but there were no reports of tornadic activity, and the warning was lifted. Read More