HAWTHORNE, NJ - As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches from the south, a number of branches and trees were damaged by strong winds overnight.  Rains are expected to accumulate as the quick-moving storm draws closer and Governor Phil Murphy called a state of emergency for New Jersey, effective 5:00 a.m. this morning.

As leaves and sticks clog up storm water catch basins, streets may become increasingly hazardous to navigate as rains persist.  In Goffle Brook Park and around the borough, some trees were destroyed and large branches fell over pathways and sidewalks over night.

The borough has advised over the last 48 hours that any objects which can be secured outside should be.  Residents ought to remain indoors otherwise and not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

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Judy Kopitar and Holly Cowen contributed photos to this report.

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