Widespread street flooding reported along the coast

Many streets were underwater Friday as the powerful nor’easter brought several inches of rain to Delaware and New Jersey coastal towns.

The Associated Press reports that flooding was reported in Atlantic City, Sea Isle City and Stone Harbor but social media websites showed flooding was widespread from Sandy Hook to Cape May and in many areas in Delaware.

A coastal flood warning is in effect until Sunday evening.

Utilities are reporting scattered power outages in New Jersey this morning.

The next high tide will be around noon Saturday. The National Weather Service said many communities will again see more tidal flooding through Sunday.

In addition to the rain the latest storm is bringing very strong winds. Many shore communities are likely to suffer beach erosion during this storm.

But the National Weather Service says major inland flooding is not expected.

The heavy rains and high winds are not associated with Hurricane Joaquin, which is East of the Bahamas. Forecasters expect it to move Northeast and remain far away from the eastern United States.

Forecasters warned that even as Hurricane Joaquin peels away from the coast, its effects will be felt, because it will continue supplying tropical moisture to the gusty rainstorm stretching from Georgia to New England.

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