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UPDATE - Strong Gusts, Power Outages, Flooding Hit Toms River, Other Areas

Sporadic outages found now after peak of 3,000 being without power earlier in the day.

High winds and flooding gave many Jersey Shore residents a feeling of "not again" as many dealt with flooding near the waterfront and loss of electrical service just weeks after Hurricane Sandy.

More than 3,000 were without power Friday morning as 50-mph wind gusts hit Central New Jersey and the Jersey Shore Friday. Jersey Central Power & Light reported sporadic outages on its outage map later in the afternoon.

Flooding was reported in Silverton, downtown Toms River and portions of the barrier islands closest to the Barnegat Bay. No injuries were reported.

Pictures shows cars wading through floodwaters in Silverton, and tides splashing against bulkheads and rising over boat slips. Flood waters created some disruption in the recovery for some residents, since some contractors were unable to reach their destinations. However, the sound of generators and hammers were heard at Ortley Beach Friday morning. 

About 2,000 were reportedly without power in Toms River and about 1,300 in Manchester. Wind blew hard against trees and Christmas decorations, but no major damage was reported. By afternoon, 46 Manchester and 29 Toms River customers were without power, Jersey Central Power & Light said. 

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