Drivers rescued from flash floods and power outages in New Jersey – CBS New York
HOBOKEN, NJ (CBSNew York) – New Jersey is struggling with power outages and flooding associated with Henry.
The state is not expected to be affected directly, but the northern half suffered flash flooding from torrential downpours from the storm overnight and early Sunday morning.
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Christina Fan of CBS2 reported that residents of Hoboken urged local leaders to close streets to traffic as cars pushed water into homes.
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Streets like Madison and Harrison looked like rivers overnight. People crossed just to get home. Water flowed on the sidewalks and in some buildings.
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It was a scene similar to Newark. Rescuers have had their hands full to rescue stranded drivers who drove in high water – something drivers are not advised to do. The crews used rafts to reach people and get them out of their cars.
Gov. Phil Murphy said on Twitter that he is communicating directly with senior management at PSE & G and JCP & L to ensure utilities are prepared for potential outages.
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Charge your devices, stay away from broken power lines and immediately report power outages. pic.twitter.com/XzmY4bgu8e
– Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 21, 2021
Murphy also reminded everyone to charge devices and stay away from downed power lines.
Christina Fan of CBS2 contributed to this report.
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