New Jersey battered by heavy rain & flooding

New Jersey was so badly battered by heavy rain and flash flooding that Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties.

According to the Office of Emergency Management, reports of flooding have come in from Pemberton Township, Pemberton Borough, Southampton Township, Lumberton Township, Medford Township, Mt. Laurel Township, Burlington City, and Mt. Holly.

Severe thunderstorms roared from Georgia through New Jersey on Thursday afternoon, leaving behind widespread power outages and disruptive flooding across the region.

Over 3,500 flights were delayed in the eastern U.S. on Thursday, with a majority of the delays being reported at airports around New York City, including Newark Liberty International.

The worst of the storms focused on the Carolinas with many storms whipping up winds past 50 mph, strong enough to bring down trees and power lines.

Around 145,000 homes were without power in North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday evening, accounting for more than two-thirds of the 215,000 outages across the eastern U.S.

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