Weather Damage In Delaware And South Jersey - New York News

Weather Damage In Delaware And South Jersey

Posted: Updated:
PAULSBORO, N.J. -

It was a big one-two weather punch for people who live in parts of Delaware and South Jersey tonight.

The torrential rains have moved out but left behind a big mess.

If it wasn't the sound of generators filling the air, then it was chainsaws and wood chippers.

It was that kind of day.

"We heard a lot of wind. a lot of thunder, a lot of lightning."

Nancy Cropper OF Hockessin, Delaware spent the day with the no power.

But that was the least of her problems.

"Power went out. We knew we needed a generator set up. Opened the door and there was a tree!"

A large tree had snapped and came crashing down on the family car that was up for sale.

Roads across New Castle County were closed. Falling trees downed power lines. And crews from Delmarva Power spent the day restoring service.

"About an inch of rain in about 10 or 12 minutes."

Then the afternoon storm came. Saturating rains passing through Delaware into South Jersey, making driving on some roads nearly impossible.

Winds toppled this 100 year old locust tree. Ripping the power meter right off a home in Gibbstown, Gloucester County.

"It was raining so hard I couldn't see my neighbors house 200 feet away," said a resident.

Many veteran truck drivers spent the day at this truck stop saying the weather was so bad that they had to pull over.

According to Vince Yearwood, "It was pretty windy. Real hard rain. I jumped out of the truck and ran inside."

"You are taking a chance. Sometimes you have to pull over stop and let it dissipate," said another truck driver.

There are still scattered power outages across Delaware and New Jersey.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Large Snake Has New Jersey Community On Edge

    Large Snake Has New Jersey Community On Edge

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:22:44 GMT
    A suspected python has a Cape May County neighborhood on edge tonight. Wildlife officials say a python is slithering the streets and its nearly 12-feet long.
    A suspected python has a Cape May County neighborhood on edge tonight. Wildlife officials say a python is slithering the streets and its nearly 12-feet long.

  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


  • Community Holds Vigil For Carjacking Crash Victims

    Community Holds Vigil For Carjacking Crash Victims

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:41:19 GMT
    A vigil was held on Tuesday to honor the three children killed in a carjacking crash in the city's Tioga section on Friday.

    A vigil was held on Tuesday to honor the three children killed in a carjacking crash in the city's Tioga section on Friday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Road-trip vacations that don't break the bank

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:37:29 GMT
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
    Last-minute vacations don't need to be a headache or ridiculously expensive, especially if you make it a road trip. Even if you don't have a car, renting one can be an affordable option.Lauren Lyons Cole, a personal finance contributor to TheStreet.com, has some suggestions.
  • Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to run New York City Marathon

    Wozniacki to run NYC Marathon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:42:50 GMT
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
    Former No. 1-ranked tennis star Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon. She said Thursday that she long had wanted to do a marathon and decided before Wimbledon that she could pull it off this year.
  • Trench collapse traps workers

    Trench collapse traps workers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:56:22 GMT
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
    Two construction workers were rescued from a collapsed trench outside a home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday.  Firefighters from across Westchester County responded to the scene at 15 Bradford Ave. at about noon.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices