Damaging Winds, Flooding, Rain, Power Outages as Nor’easter Strikes Philadelphia Region

The powerful winds caused damage and are even being blamed for one man's death.

A Nor'easter slammed the Philadelphia region Monday with damaging winds, coastal flooding and heavy rain that caused thousands of customers to be left in the dark.

The worst of the storm came later Monday with sleet in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, upper Bucks, northern Chester and upper Montgomery County despite temps not going below freezing. The coast also saw moderate flooding throughout the day that could continue at high tide Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Heavier pockets of rain developed in the afternoon and continued in periods -- area downbursts -- into the night. The rain became more widespread late Monday. [[411477085, C]]

A High Wind Warning was in effect Monday for all of South Jersey, Delaware, Philadelphia and the immediate Philadelphia suburbs. A Wind Advisory was also in effect Monday for much of the rest of the Philadelphia region.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph blew down trees and power lines causing power outages. The higher gusts hit late morning into the afternoon.[[411530835, C]]

The strong gusts brought down a sign at a Hunting Park car lot which struck and killed a man, knocked down a traffic light in Atlantic City and were blamed for bringing down part of a Philadelphia mural. At least two people also suffered minor injuries after a tree fell on top of a car on Pomona Road and Duerer Street in Galloway Township.

By late morning, there were some outages around the area with around 1,000 in AC Electric's coverage area. More than 10,000 PECO customers had lost power around 1 p.m. with many in the Philadelphia suburbs. By 5:30 p.m. much of the power was restored to customers across the region.

NBC10 Jersey Shore Bureau reporter Ted Greenberg fought off the waves in Cape May County Monday morning. Coastal towns like West Wildwood are preparing for possible flooding a year to the day since a winter storm that put much of the area under water.

Along with the wind, moderate rain impacted the p.m. commute and the heaviest batches hit early Monday evening. [[411538275, C]]

The high tide also led to coastal flooding in parts of the area. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until Tuesday morning for coastal areas in Delaware and New Jersey and there was moderate flooding in South Jersey, including Atlantic City. Water already crashed onto roadways Monday morning. Fortunately no injuries or major damage have been reported.

The rough water caused the cancellation of the Cape-May Lewes Ferry all day Monday. [[411501695, C]]

Scattered rain will continue overnight before the system moves out Tuesday morning.

Stay with the NBC10 First Alert Weather team for the latest details.

Flooding continues in parts of the Jersey Shore after a nor’easter and high tide Monday. Another high tide is set to take place Tuesday. NBC10’s Brandon Hudson is in Sea Isle City with the details.
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