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Flash flooding causes problems for drivers in Atlantic Co.

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Severe flash flooding and 65-mile per hour wind gusts caused some major issues for drivers in Atlantic County. Parts of South Jersey spent most of Tuesday morning under a flash flood warning.

Flooded streets. Dark skies. Thunder and lightening. A morning storm that left many drivers high and most definitely not dry.

Some pulled over on the Garden State Parkway during the height of the storm to avoid getting hurt. While others in Egg Harbor City decided to face the depths, and plow through the flooded streets.

"You hit the puddles and you have to watch how you drive," Drivers Aaron Guerciani and Matt Elkins work for Jimmie's Florist. They say the flash flooding is going to affect Tuesdays deliveries in a negative way.

The workers at Jonco Collision Repair prepared for the storm ahead of time by having a shop-vac on stand by. One of their customer's vehicles filled-up about half way with storm water in just minutes.

"When we get two inches or more of rain it floods up in about ten minutes." John Scola says the water always drains within an hour, when it will look like nothing ever happened.

Luck that those who live in the Golden Court Condos in Egg Harbor Township do not have.

"I heard the storm getting worse. Next thing I know lighting hit and lit up the living room." Anthony Oberholtzer says he didn't realize it at first, but that the lighting actually hit his condo. "When I opened the door I saw the ashes and wood falling on the deck."

But as the skies opened up, and the streets began to drain, there was one wish on everyone's mind. That hopefully the storm would quickly pass by.

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