UPDATE NOVEMBER 1 AT 3PM
BY CNBNEWS.NET STAFF
GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-From all appearances Gloucester City and area communities survived the worst storm in modern history with little damage. As you ride around the City and surrounding communities there are some tree branches here and there laying in the streets along with leaves and other debris but we didn't see find any major damage.
City Police Chief George Berglund said, “We were extremely lucky when you look at other places such as the shore and North Jersey.”
Berglund said the storm did cause some problems with flooding in the usual spots, suchJersey Avenue, Water Street, south and north Broadway, the Brooklawn Circle. He added the wind did knock some tree branches and trees down, along with some wires causing a few power outages. “Our highway department and water department did a fabulous job clearing away that debris.”
Continuing he said, “A telephone pole fell on a house on Linden Street. We had to evacuate the residents for safety reasons. We also had a pole break on Klemm Avenue near Rosalind. No one was hurt. We had no reported injuries. I am very pleased things worked out the way they have."