The powerful storm hitting the Eastern United States is flooding streets, knocking out power and causing extensive beach erosion to many coastal towns.
The scene in Atlantic City shown in the photo gallery above is a typical scene along the Jersey Shore. Huge waves crashing into the piers, tidal street flooding and mini-cliffs on the beaches created by erosion.
In New Jersey, about, 3,600 utility customers were without power Saturday afternoon, as crews worked to restore their service. The storms had knocked down trees and power lines in some areas, and an entire house was dislodged from its pilings in a low-lying area of Middle Township in southern Jersey.
The remnants of the home could be seen in Grassy Sound after daybreak Saturday, and residents there were bracing for the possibility of moderate flooding Saturday afternoon.
Joe Clifford, who lives in the neighborhood, told The Associated Press that the house broke loose and went by his home, then hit and a few decks out in the water and struck his 18-foot boat – which capsized – before it went out to the bay.
Periods of rain are expected to continue through the weekend. A coastal flood warning was due to remain in effect until Sunday evening.
A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until Sunday midnight for Southwest New Jersey, Northern Delaware and Southeast Pennsylvania. Minor tidal flooding is possible at high tide, which will occur at 7:41 p.m. in Philadelphia.
Flooding is likely in the hours that follow since it takes several hours for the high tide cycle to work its way up the Delaware River and its tributaries.
Additional tidal flooding is possible for Monday’s high tide (8:17 a.m. in Philadelphia).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.