The center of Tropical Storm Fay is hovering off the coast of New Jersey but pounding the state with heavy wind and rain. Gusts up to nearly 50 miles per hour have been recorded at the shore. That’s where Fay’s biggest threat of flash flooding drenched the streets. Images out of Stone Harbor and Ocean City show cars floating in water with up to 4 inches of rain expected by the time this storm passes. Friday afternoon, Gov. Phil Murphy warning residents to stay home.
The effects of social distancing are still being watched closely as the state reported another 367 positive tests. The statewide cumulative total is now 174,628 with 31 more fatalities and a combined total of 15,479 confirmed and probable deaths. But both the hospitalization and transmission rate dropped below 1 for the first time in several days.