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BREAKING: Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency Due to Deteriorating Weather Conditions

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy has issued a State of Emergency for much of New Jersey as heavy rain and strong winds turned streets into rivers throughout much of the state. 

According to meteorologists at the National Weather Service, a flash flood emergency was issued across New York City and northern New Jersey as remnants from Ida wreaked havoc on the Tri-State area.

In just about every town in Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Bergen, Middlesex, and Hunterdon counties, severe flooding was reported by NJ State Police, prompting Gov. Phil Murphy's order.

Weather officials reported tornado sightings near Newark International Airport around 8:30 p.m., prompting Port Authority officials to evacuate that portion of the airport. 

Expect heavy rain through the night and into the early morning hours, National Weather Service officials said. 

PSEG is reporting about 21,000 homes and businesses without power across the state. 

There are no severe injuries reported at this time. 

Governor Murphy urges all residents to stay indoors until flooding subsides.