Actually drove through Bayonne tonight and saw those downed power lines.... 440 was open when I went through but I saw the power out and street lights out.... Rt. 7 through Kearny was flooded as well.
Apparently 3 people were hit by lightning in Newark also.
I hope those 3 people were the jerks who came up to my brother and his friends in my mom's truck and oiled the tires while trying to car jack them. Luckily my cousin was like HEY THERE ARE PEOPLE SNEAKING UP TO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK! My brother pulled a U-turn and got out of there even though the tires were spinning and crap. Scary... but I hope they were the ones hit by lighting.
PK, that sucks! Thank goodness you made it home ok. I think a small tornado or winds just as powerful just passed through my backyard. Our two heavy glass tables were flipped, our canopy is missing and all the crap my mom keeps around has been toss here and there. It's crazy out!