Hazardous seas through the middle of next week are the Jersey Shore's most overt signs of raging storms in the Atlantic. Tropical Cyclone Jose, stalled off Atlantic City, is keeping a high pressure system over the shore from moving east, and has the potential to force Hurricane Maria to stay well east as its northbound trajectory continues. Maria has left at least nine dead in the Caribbean. President Trump opened disaster aid for Puerto Rico, which lost electricity end-to-end and sustained infrastructure and home damage that leaders expect will take months to sort out.

Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Vehicles flooded in Florida and Texas during Harvey and Irma have a chance of surfacing on used-car lots anywhere, even in New Jersey. Salt water in the engine or electrical system can mean expensive woes later on a car that seems like a bargain now. State Motor Vehicle Commission Director Ray Martinez advises anyone suspecting a damaged car to lookfor a clear marking about flood exposure on the title, and if it isn't there, enlisting a qualified mechanic to inspect it end-to-end.

Governor Christie stops in Manasquan today for a roundtable with parents of recovering addicts. He visits the Manasquan Recreation Annex at about 3 PM.

The young Yankees fan who was hit in the face by a Todd Frazier line drive foul Wednesday reportedly will recover, but she remains in the back of the Toms River native's mind. She was given hospital treatment. The third baseman said later that he would like to see improvements in fan protection.

Trial looms for a Marlton man accused of shooting at a cop who was checking on his well-being last May. Jeffrey Wass allegedly fired a gun in his apartment when police responded to a report of natural gas streaming from his stove. A maintenance worker said he found all gas jets open with no flames and Wass incapacitated on his couch.

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