TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — Officials are assessing damage one day after nor’easter packing powerful winds and heavy rain hit the New Jersey shore.

A coastal flood watch remains in effect until 11 a.m. Tuesday, but the heavy rain and strong winds are gone. Forecasters predicted areas of moderate flooding during high tide earlier in the morning.

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Many roadways will flood, similar to what happened during Monday afternoon and evening.

Whipping winds blew part of the roof off an oceanfront condo building in Long Branch in Monmouth County. Debris fell onto several parked cars below.

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Many of the shore points were left battered by the storm and officials are checking the extent of erosion.

Back here in Philadelphia the powerful storm ripped a sign off the side of a building killing a 59-year-old man.

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And down wires and trees were a similar sight across the region leaving many without power.

“It sounded like an explosion,” said Kate Donegan. She’s heard the sound before, the sight of a toppled tree in the neighborhood is always jarring. “This is the 4th or 5th tree in about seven or eight years on this block cause they’re all ancient maples from when this block was developed.”

A huge tree missed homes along the block at 1021 E. Moyamensing Avenue in South Philadelphia. However, Joe Hurley’s car took the brunt of the crash.

“The tree did hit the car, but it just sort of dented the hood and cracked the front windshield. Could have been a lot worse,” Hurley said.


Thousands remain without power along the shore and near Philadelphia this morning.

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