NJ Wall Collapses, Floods, 8K Lose Power As More Storms Possible

More bad weather is expected after big storms hit New Jersey this weekend, flooding roads throughout the state, causing more than 8,000 to lose power and causing a wall to collapse near an apartment complex.

Patch has identified the number of outages that are still active, and also provided the forecast for the rest of the weekend (see below). Here were the areas that had the worst impact:

Fairview

Dozens of people were displaced from their homes after a retaining wall collapsed in Fairview, according to News12. The wall smashed the backyards of three homes.

Heavy rain and a damaged drain pipe caused water to back up and flood the area, according to News12. The water then ended up moving to the Fairview Gardens apartment complex, where the retaining wall behind it collapsed.

Photo courtesy of News12
Photo courtesy of News12

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Edison

An Edison home was sustained significant damage when it was struck by lightning Saturday morning, fire officials said.

The 5 Sarah Court home was struck around 7:20 a.m. during a heavy thunderstorm, Edison Fire Capt. Andy Toth said. The family left the home after smelling smoke upstairs, and all were uninjured. Read more here...

Image via Edison Fire Capt. Andy Toth
Image via Edison Fire Capt. Andy Toth

Randolph

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Ocean City

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Power outages

Nearly 3,000 were still without power around 6 p.m. Here are the towns that were impacted, and the number of outages:

  • ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP 882

  • WHARTON BOROUGH 732

  • ROXBURY TOWNSHIP 232

  • Upper Twp 192

  • Glassboro Boro 114

  • SANDYSTON TOWNSHIP 95

  • Pittsgrove Twp 94

  • Harrison Twp 71

  • MORRIS TOWNSHIP 61

  • EVESHAM TWP 55

  • BOONTON TOWNSHIP 54

  • Pennsville Twp 40

  • DOVER TOWN 25

  • PARSIPPANY TROY HILLS TOWNSHIP 24

  • UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP 23

  • HARDING TOWNSHIP 21

  • PLAINFIELD CITY 18

  • FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 17

  • ASBURY PARK CITY 17

  • JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP 17

  • Mantua Twp 17

  • KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP 14

  • MORRISTOWN TOWN 11

  • MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP 10

  • Paulsboro Boro 10

  • ROCKAWAY BOROUGH 5

Here were the outages as of 8:30 a.m.:

  • HAMILTON TWP 1,746

  • KENILWORTH BORO 1,507

  • JERSEY CITY 1,467

  • ROSELLE PARK BORO 1,343

  • BERNARDS TOWNSHIP 575

  • CRANFORD TWP 467

  • WASHINGTON BOROUGH 409

  • UNION TWP 388

  • BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP 141

  • PATERSON CITY 139

  • HAMPTON BOROUGH 134

  • SCOTCH PLAINS TWP 69

  • PLAINFIELD CITY 64

  • MENDHAM TOWNSHIP 63

  • ANDOVER TOWNSHIP 45

  • GLOUCESTER TWP 44

  • LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP 43

  • WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 30

  • MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP 28

  • MONTCLAIR TWP 24

  • FREDON TOWNSHIP 23

  • GLEN GARDNER BOROUGH 22

  • TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP 22

  • MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP 21

  • WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 21

  • NEWARK CITY 15

  • CLARK TWP 15

  • HOBOKEN CITY 13

  • MOUNTAINSIDE BORO 12

  • FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP 12

  • UNION TOWNSHIP 7

  • LEBANON TOWNSHIP 6

Forecast

Here is the forecast for the rest of the weekend:

  • Saturday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 84. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Saturday night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog after 4am. Low around 69. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

  • Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 83. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

  • Sunday night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.