TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power and emergency officials are watching coastal areas for flooding following a powerful storm. reports that as of noon Saturday more than 163,000 New Jersey customers served by the state's four major utility companies were being affected by power outages.

The National Weather Service says minor to moderate flooding has been occurring in coastal areas of Cape May and Cumberland counties.

Many roadways are expected to flood and minor to moderate property damage is possible. The tides and wave action will likely result in significant beach erosion. Residual flooding is also expected during high tides Sunday evening and Monday.