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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch in effect for Cape May County from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to pass through the region this evening. The formation of tornadoes is possible throughout the region. Damaging non-tornado winds, large hail and heavy rain are also possible, according to a weather alert.

Loose objects on your property should be brought inside or secured. All contractors are asked to secure job sites. Driving conditions could be hazardous.

Localized street flooding could occur. Please be prepared to move vehicles in advance of these storms.

For Police and Fire Department emergencies in Sea Isle City, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-263-4311.