A fast-moving tropical storm dumped over 3 inches of rain on parts of southern and northern N.J. Friday afternoon leaving a section of Elizabeth underwater.
According to the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Fay made landfall just north of Atlantic City with winds of 50 mph and moving north at 14 mph around 5 pm.
The storm swiftly turned streets into rivers on 3rd Avenue in Elizabeth forcing residents to use boats to navigate the flooded neighborhood.
Torrential rain and damaging wind easily pushed large tees to the ground while heavy rain flooding the street trapped motorists inside the vehicles.
Atlantic City Electric reported to RLS Metro Breaking News that over 300 customers are without power, while NJ PSE&G reported about 7,600 customers were affected by outages.
According to the Weather Channel, the rain is predicted to continue for the rest of the day, lightening up during the night with only a few showers left on Saturday.