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Tropical storm makes landfall in New Jersey

Saturday - July 11, 2020 10:54 am , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Tropical Storm Fay made landfall near Atlantic City in New Jersey, leaving thousands without power in the eastern US state, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Jersey Central Power and Light has reported large-scale power outages across New Jersey after the landfall on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.
In Monmouth County alone, more than 19,000 customers were without power, said a USA Today report.
Flash flood warnings were issued along the storm's path, including one for the New York City area, said the report.
"We expect some pretty heavy winds, and we need people to be ready for that, and some flash flooding in certain parts of the city," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a briefing Friday morning.
However, the storm's impact on the city was expected to be "pretty limited".
The storm contains maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph, with higher gusts.
It's moving north at 14 mph and should pick up speed through the evening and overnight as it moves through southeastern New York and western New England, according to a CNN report.

--IANS ksk/