reported Murphy saying. "Thank God most of them were abandoned and people got out safely, but that was not the case for everyone."
The amount of rain that fell on New Jersey broke records across the state. In the north Jersey township of Cranford, the _Times _says 10 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours.
But water wasn’t the only hazard citizens had to worry about. Seven tornadoes touched down in the Garden State and neighboring Pennsylvania, destroying homes and buildings but only killing one Pennsylvanian woman.
As temperatures rise due to climate change, extreme weather will become more common. Hurricane Ida is only the latest example of what to expect. While you want to be aware of falling debris and strong winds during a storm, your primary concern as a driver is the rising water.
The best thing to do is avoid driving during a storm in the first place, but if you do get stuck in your vehicle during extreme weather, the
First off, keep your radio on and listen for warnings. If you hear one, park your vehicle immediately and move to higher ground on foot. Try to get out of sitting water to avoid being swept away or electrocuted.
If the flood takes you by surprise and you can’t leave your car for some reason, avoid large puddles to keep the vehicle from stalling as you drive toward higher ground. If your car begins to fill with water, lowering your window and swimming to safety is the safest thing to do.
"B.A., English Literature, MedAndrew Koole is an insurance writer who specializes in writing automotive news articles. Andrew’s mission is to create informative and instructional content car owners can use to reduce costs, master repair skills, and learn more about the automotive industry. Andrew has published over 600 articles for Jerry on topics ranging from automaker history to car insurance deductibles. Before joining Jerry in 2021, Andrew split his time between freelance writing in the entertainment and travel industries and creative writing in poetry and fiction. His writing is featured on a variety of arts and travel websites, including his own Ponytail Press.