Nor'easter causes damage, knocks out power to New York area

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 05:37PM
Toni Yates and Jeff Smith have the latest details.

Many area residents woke up with no power on Tuesday after a strong Nor'easter hit the area.

On Long Island, several trees were toppled by strong winds, and more than a thousand customers lost power. Areas on the South Shore were hit particularly hard, causing major flooding as high tide rolled in.

The Nor'easter also slammed New Jersey as rain and high winds caused dangerous conditions across the state. Parts of the Jersey Shore and Long Island had to deal with massive flooding and power outages, while many beaches dealt with severe beach erosion.
Nor'easter causes damage, beach erosion

New Jersey Transit customers were urged to be prepared for a slow-moving morning commute after several service suspensions at the height of the storm, but trains ended up moving on or close to schedule.

The heaviest rainfall hit the area Monday evening, but standing flood water lingered in many areas.

Officials were spending Tuesday assessing damage, as forecasters predicted areas of moderate flooding during high tide.

Whipping winds blew part of the roof off an oceanfront condo building in Long Branch in Monmouth County, with debris falling onto several parked cars below, and downed trees and power lines littered the area.
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