The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.
New Jersey’s utility companies have been slammed in a new state report.
JCP&L said power was restored to all but around 400 customers Sunday evening, while PSE&G no longer had any customers without power.
More than three million people are without power in the Northeast after a massive and rare October snow storm hit the region on Saturday.
At last able to get back to their possessions, many in the Garden State are finding them hopelessly destroyed by the flood.
Officials are advising people to stay out of the water. They’re concerned not just about oil and raw sewage, but also chemicals.
A Con Edison official said it shouldn’t take past Tuesday evening to restore power to the vast majority of its customers who lost it in Tropical Storm Irene.
Floodwaters rose all across New Jersey, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Irene, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in more than a century, weakened and moved on, leaving more than 600,000 homes and businesses without power.
Heavy rain and flooding Sunday has caused power outages, train service disruptions and has stranded motorists throughout the area. So much rain has fallen that New York City set a record for rainfall on Sunday.
Jersey Central Power And Light said about 70,000 customers were affected by a sub-station failure in Colts Neck.
Authorities said a power outage that affected thousands of homes and businesses in Monmouth County Monday has been mostly resolved.