Severe Storms Wreak Havoc in Southern New Jersey

Severe storms rolled through the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday afternoon. One of the areas that got rocked with dangerous storms was Cape May County, NJ. Thousands were left in the dark after these storms. There have been reports of trees uprooted, large branches down, roofs blown off buildings, utility poles snapped, tree branches snapped, windows blown out of a house, and even an 80 MPH wind gust. There were also reports plenty of hail. As of last check at 8:18 PM: 26,790 Atlantic City Electric customers were without power in Cape May County. The largest power outages were in Lower Township in Cape May County, with over 11,000 customers out. Others include North Wildwood City with over 2,000; nearly 4,000 in Wildwood City; over 3,000 in Wildwood Crest Boro; over 1,000 in Cape May City; and over 800 in West Cape May Boro. Here are pictures that have been lighting up on Twitter so far today from Cape May County, NJ:

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…and there are MANY more where that came from! I hope everyone affected by the storms on Tuesday are safe and the cleanup goes ok. PLEASE, be safe when cleaning up. Watch for fallen wires. If you see a wire on the ground, please call your electric company. Please note that there have been no confirmed reports of a tornado. I’m unsure if the National Weather Service will be sending out a crew to assess the damage or not. In the even that they are, please follow the National Weather Service for the possibility of a storm assessment tomorrow. Thank you.

—Jon Rocco

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