Midnight: Major property damage in Long Beach Township
Multiple homes in the High Bar Harbor neighborhood of Long Beach Township have sustained significant damage as a result of high winds Thursday evening. One resident dialed Ocean County's 911 emergency service to report that her "upstairs" floor was destroyed and wires were down around her house.
A few moments earlier, high winds had passed over Barnegat Bay from Waretown and then over the northern end of Long Beach Island.
Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy said the National Weather Service would investigate after daybreak to determine if the event was indeed a tornado.
A boat docked at a home in the neighborhood was also reported to have capsized in the storm, Mastronardy said.
11:05 p.m.: Wind damage in Long Beach Township
At least one person has suffered minor injuries in the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Township in the area of Arnold Boulevard and Meadow Lane. The neighborhood has sustained damage from severe winds that broke windows, damaged roofs and some motor vehicles. Power is out.
9:40 p.m.: Windows blown out on Long Beach Island
There are reports of injuries and multiple windows blown out on Arnold Avenue in the High Bar Harbor section of Long Beach Township due to extreme wind, according to the Ocean County Sheriff's Office.
9:15 p.m.: Tornado watch extended for Monmouth and Ocean counties
The tornado watch for Monmouth and Ocean counties has been extended to 10 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
9:05 p.m.: Monmouth and Ocean counties under flash flood warning
A flash flood warning has been issued for southeastern Monmouth County and northeastern Ocean County, including Toms River, Asbury Park, Lakewood, Howell, Tinton Falls, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Farmingdale, Mantoloking, Allenwood and Brick.
Update: Major storm damage on Long Beach Island
This includes the following highways: Interstate 195 in New Jersey between mile markers 29 and 34 and the Garden State Parkway between mile markers 85 and 104.
8:45 p.m.: Tornado warning issued for Ocean and Burlington counties
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a tornado warning for central Ocean and southeastern Burlington counties until 9:30 p.m. Thursday. At 8:39 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Penn State Forest, or 18 miles southwest of Toms River, moving east at 25 mph.
Locations impacted include Barnegat, Stafford, Waretown and Surf City
This includes Garden State Parkway between mile markers 63 and 74.
Portions of northwest Ocean County and western Monmouth County are under a tornado warning on Thursday night and residents have been told through emergency alerts to immediately seek shelter.
Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy said just before 8:20 p.m. Thursday that there was an unconfirmed report of a tornado in the Lakehurst area and county emergency officials were attempting to verify such reports. However, the reports appeared to unfounded as of 8:35 p.m. Thursday, he said.
“No reports of injuries or damage,” Mastronardy said.
The tornado warning remains in effect for various parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties on Thursday night.
A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over the Robbinsville area, about 10 miles east of Trenton, around 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It was moving east at about 20 miles per hour.
A potentially dangerous evening: NJ forecast calls for severe thunderstorms, tornado watch issued for 16 counties
The warning said flying debris and quarter-size hail could cause damage with the storm.
The National Weather Service reported two tornadic storms in and around New Jersey. One was in northeastern Philadelphia and Bucks County moving southeast. A second was reported in southwest Mercer County and was moving into western Monmouth and northern Ocean counties, according to the weather service.
Tornado Warning including Hamilton Square NJ, White Horse NJ, Twin Rivers NJ until 7:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/ogX5Mf7nT8— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) July 29, 2021
A tornado warning was in effect for Manchester until 8:30 p.m. Thrsday. Residents of Freehold, West Freehold Farmingdale and northern Jackson had been under a tornado warning until 8:15 p.m. Thursday.
Portions of western Monmouth County also remained under a flash flood warning. The weather service advised residents to seek higher ground and avoid walking through flood waters.
Tornado Warning including West Freehold NJ, Freehold NJ, Twin Rivers NJ until 7:45 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/QqqrvqWxAi— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) July 29, 2021
A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday.
The region is also under a severe thunderstorm warning. Authorities are warning of potential flash flooding on roadways. Motorists are directed not to drive through flooded areas.
At 8:03 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Holmdel to near Penn State Forest, moving east at 30 miles per hour, according to the weather service.
These included 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Wind damage to roofs, siding, trees, and power lines are possible, the weather service said.
The potential for severe weather is considered a threat to the following locations: Toms River, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Lakewood, Jackson, Howell, Marlboro, Barnegat, Tinton Falls, Beachwood, Tabernacle, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Lakehurst, Pemberton (including the Presidential Lakes Estates section), Farmingdale, Surf City and Wrightstown.
This includes the following highways: Interstate 195 in New Jersey between mile markers 13 and 34. The Garden State Parkway between mile markers 60 and 108, all according to the weather service.
A tornado watch in effect until 9 p.m. includes southern and central New Jersey.
The weather service reminds the public that tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If a tornado is observed, the public is urged to go immediately into the basement or a small central room in a home or other building.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding.
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Source : https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2021/07/29/tornado-warning-jackson-nj-ocean-county-lakewood-brick-monmouth/5423958001/1426