'It’s Like a Hurricane Out There': Intense Rain Lashes Central New Jersey

A thunderstorm brought heavy rain and moderate flooding to Howell Township, New Jersey, on the evening of Friday, August 5.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and a severe thunderstorm warning for the region on Friday, predicting heavy winds, possible hail, and accumulation of water on roads.

John Napoli, a Howell resident, shared footage of intense rainfall that he said resembled a hurricane. According to his personal rainfall tracker, slightly over four inches of rain came down in his area and “significantly overflowed” a nearby stream.

“Well this is one way to end a drought,” Napoli wrote on Twitter. Credit: John Napoli via Storyful

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