New Jersey Under State of Calamity as Tropical Storm Isaias Makes Landfall

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Tropical Cyclone Isaias unleashes heavy rains and tornado warnings as it lands in most parts of New Jersey on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Effects of the storm were also felt in some parts of the Mid-Atlantic States.

NEW YORK POST: Tornado touches down in NJ as Tropical Storm Isaias barrels toward NYC

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As reported by New York Post, at least one tornado touched down near the Jersey Shore and three tractor-trailers were blown off the road in Delaware as Tropical Storm Isaias marched toward New York City on Tuesday morning.
Winds as high as 70 mph were reported in Cumberland County, about 50 miles west of Atlantic City, according to the report.
Most of the Garden State was placed under tornado watch ahead of the storm, as was New York City, Long Island and the northern suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam counties.
A billboard along the roadway was also blown to pieces and siding was ripped off a nearby building, according to the report.

WFMZ 69 NEWS: Tornado watch in southeastern Pa., most of NJ, as tornado warnings pop up around region



In a similar news by WFMZ 69 News, a tornado watch was issued by The National Weather Service. The watch is in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday, and includes Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties, as well as Philadelphia. In New Jersey, 18 of 21 counties are on the list, including Warren and Hunterdon.

Tornado warnings are also popping up around the area, as radar detects strong storms with rotation.

New Jersey was under a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina.

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