STORM RIPS THROUGH REGION

sping-st-stormEmergency personnel on the scene on Spring Street in Red Bank, where a downed limb damaged a house and left a live power line lying on the ground.

A wind-whipping thunderstorm tore through the Green Friday evening, resulting in downed wires and sporadic power outages, according to police reports.

At 7p, police and other responders were awaiting the arrival of a utility company representative to cut power to a downed line on Spring Street in Red Bank.

A tree in the yard at 294 Spring lost a large limb that clipped the corner of the house and left the power line lying in the yard, police said.

Power is out on at least part of Red Bank’s West Side because of downed wire on Bridge Avenue, according to police radio chatter.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for part of New Jersey. If it’s accurate, the brunt of the storm would pass safely south of the Green:

* AT 717 PM EDT.NATL WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PENNY SIZE
HAIL.& DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED FROM DAYTON TO IMLAYSTOWN.OR FROM ABOUT 7 MILES SO. OF
NEW BRUNSWICK TO ABOUT 10 MILES EAST OF TRENTON.& MOVING
SE AT 30 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO TWIN
RIVERS.CLEARBROOK PARK.JAMESBURG.CREAM RIDGE.ROOSEVELT.
CLARKSBURG.OLD BRIDGE.MANALAPAN.SIX FLAGS THEME PARK.
WOODRUFF.ROBERTSVILLE.YORKETOWN.CASSVILLE.MARLBORO.WEST
FREEHOLD.JACKSONS MILLS.EAST FREEHOLD.JACKSON.ADELPHIA.
LAKEHURST.FREEWOOD ACRES.HOWELL.LAKEWOOD.FARMINGDALE.
TINTON FALLS.COLLINGWOOD PARK.PLEASANT PLAINS.LEISURE
VILLAGE.BEACHWOOD.BRICK TOWNSHIP.ASBURY PARK.BELMAR.
MANTOLOKING.MANASQUAN & SEASIDE HEIGHTS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL & DAMAGING WINDS.CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO
GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.
REMEMBER.IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER.YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT
FRIDAY EVENING FOR DE & NORTHEASTERN MD & NJ
AND EASTERN PA.