UPDATE: National Meteorological Service is expanding territory for increased risk of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday in the latest forecast ticket in for a railroad ban. The mighty string of thunderstorms swept across parts of New Jersey late Tuesday.
While no one was injured, signs of damage – from fallen trees to a demolished facade entrance to the school building – were visible.
Drivers were diverted from Route 605 by Lenape Drive when utility workers repaired damage to the high school and along the road.
Peggy Fiorello, who lives opposite high school and was home with her husband on Tuesday night, described what she saw and heard as the potential tornado struck.
"I was sitting in the back of the conservatory when I heard a bang, it sounded like one of the windows was slamming, but they were locked and closed." she said on Wednesday.
Next, it sounded like someone was throwing stones at their windows, which Fiorello soon realized was hail.
Fiorello said she looked outside and saw "a very strong flash, the guy you do not see." T normally see, "and the consequences of the impact on the power lines."
"It looked like one Fireworks, "she said.
Seven trees stood on their property, but no one met them at home, one landed on a fence and caused some damage, she said.
No timeframe was set for the reopening of high school Another round of dangerous storms is in the forecast for Wednesday.
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