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Tropical Storm Fay invades New Jersey

by the owl speaks

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay arrived in New Jersey on Friday amid strong, lashing rains that closed beaches and flooded streets throughout the city’s shoreline.

It was forecast that the storm system will carry 5 to 10 centimeters of rain with the risk of moderate coastal flooding from New Jersey to Rhode Island as well as flash flooding, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. Check-in.

According to regional forecasters, the hurricane caused landfall along the New Jersey coast about 15 kilometers northeast of Atlantic City.

Due to the storm several beaches in Delaware were temporarily closed. And Ocean City police were asking drivers to avoid southern parts of the tourist city because flooding had already made some roads impassable.

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