A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 7 p.m. June 30.

On Wednesday, a severe thunderstorm knocked down trees all over town, causing power outages.
To report service disruptions, residents may call the following utilities:

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Comcast/Xfinity: 800-934-6489
Elizabethtown Gas: 800-242-5830
New Jersey American Water: 800-272-1325 or 800-652-6987
PSE&G: 800-436-7734 or click here.
Verizon: 800-827-4966
On its Facebook page, the Westfield Fire Department reminded people not to approach or drive over down wires.

The National Weather Service offers this safety advice for floods:
“Don't walk through flood waters. It only takes 6 inches of moving water to knock you off your feet. If you are trapped by moving water, move to the highest possible point and call 911 if possible.

“Do NOT drive into flooded roadways or around a barricade; Turn Around, Don't Drown! Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide hazards such as sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals, etc. A vehicle caught in swiftly moving water can be swept away in seconds. Twelve inches of water can float a car or small SUV, 18 inches of water can carry away large vehicles.”

Editor: Albert Owen