The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its 14:00 (local EDT time) update on Friday, July 10, reports that Tropical Storm Fay is currently 58 km (36 mi) south of Atlantic City, New Jersey moving north at 19 kph (12 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 97 kph (60 mph). Tropical storm and flash flood warnings are in effect for the entire New Jersey coast, New York City, and coastal areas of Connecticut. The warnings will remain in effect until 16:30. Periods of heavy downpours are expected throughout the afternoon and evening, leading to the development of flash flooding with as much 18 cm (7 in) of rain possible in localized areas. Strong winds associated with the storm are expected to cause power outages in affected areas.
Associated flooding, infrastructure damage, power outages, and transportation disruptions are possible in the region over the coming days. Up-to-date information can be found on the NHC website here.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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