The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Crandon Lakes, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Crandon Lakes, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Crandon Lakes, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
Our brutal heat wave is finally winding down, but it’s being replaced by torrential downpours and fierce winds as waves of strong thunderstorms are sweeping across New Jersey.Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the first batch of storms began popping up in the western reg...
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the first batch of storms began popping up in the western region of the state and the National Weather Service issued the first of what later turned into a rapid-fire flurry of severe thunderstorm warnings and flood alerts.
As fast as the warnings are being activated, reports are flowing in about torrential rain, large hail, flooded streets, downed trees and snapped electrical wires in many parts of the Garden State. The storms became so intense and so widespread that as of 6 p.m., almost the entire state was under a severe thunderstorm warning, a flash flood warning or a flood advisory.
Latest storm warnings
(Note: Live updates are being posted throughout the afternoon and evening.)
6:55 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Monmouth and Ocean counties, effective until 7:45 p.m.
6:40 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris and Sussex counties, effective until 10:30 p.m.
6:25 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset counties, effective until 7:15 p.m.
6:10 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties, effective until 7 p.m.
5:50 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties, effective until 6:30 p.m.
5:40 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, southern Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 7 p.m. Watch out for large hail and possible wind gusts as strong as 80 mph.
5:35 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 9:30 p.m.
5:20 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset and Warren counties, effective until 6:30 p.m. Watch out for large hail and possible wind gusts of 70 mph.
5:15 p.m. Monday: severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bergen, Hudson, eastern Passaic and northern Essex counties, along with New York City, effective until 6 p.m. Watch out for 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.
5:15 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, effective until 6:15 p.m. Watch out for large hail and potential winds as strong as 80 mph.
5:10 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for Bergen, Passaic and northern Essex counties, effective until 8 p.m.
5:05 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, effective until 5:45 p.m.
5 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:45 p.m.
4:40 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, effective until 7:30 p.m.
4:25 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:15 p.m. Watch out for small hail and 60 mph wind gusts.
4:15 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in South Jersey, effective until 5:15 p.m.
4:10 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for central Hunterdon County and southwestern Warren County, effective until 8:15 p.m. “Rain rates over one inch per hour will be possible in some areas,” the weather service said in its advisory. “This will cause flooding in the advisory area, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas.”
4 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Bergen County and central Passaic County, effective until 4:30 p.m. Storms in these areas could drop hail as big as ping-pong balls or golf balls.
3:45 p.m. Monday: A flash flood warning has been issued for northern Sussex County, effective until 7:45 p.m. The weather service said up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen in a short amount of time. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly areas with the heaviest rain, including Montague, Hamburg, Sussex, Branchville, Crandon Lakes, Five Points, Flatbrookville, Hainesville, High Point, Pellettown and Vernon Valley.
3:10 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for northeastern sections of Morris County and the south-central region of Sussex County, effective until 4 p.m. A powerful storm cell moving through this part of the state is generating wind gusts of 70 mph and quarter-size hail. The weather service says minor damage to vehicles is possible, and “considerable tree damage” is expected.
3 p.m. Monday: A flood advisory has been issued for northwestern Morris County, all of Sussex County and northeastern sections of Warren County, effective from 3 p.m. through 7 p.m. The weather service says more than 1 inch of rain has already fallen in these areas from afternoon thunderstorms, with more on the way.
2:35 p.m. Monday: A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 3:15 p.m. The weather service says a line of thunderstorms moving across those areas of New Jersey are producing penny-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph, which is strong enough to damage roofs, siding, trees and power lines.
Early wind reports
These are just some of the strongest wind gusts reported Monday evening by trained weather spotters, the National Weather Service and the New Jersey Weather & Climate Network:
Severe thunderstorm watch
All 21 counties in New Jersey are under a severe thunderstorm watch through 10 p.m. Monday, because more storms will be pushing their way into the state after they move across Pennsylvania and Maryland during the next few hours.
Flash flood watch
A flash flood watch remains in effect in all of New Jersey’s 21 counties all day Monday through Tuesday morning. As heavy rain showers develop, the flash flood watch will likely be upgraded to a more urgent flash flood warning, so don’t be surprised if your smart phone starts beeping with emergency alerts.
Heat wave extended
Although it’s not as steamy as it was during the weekend, many areas of South Jersey have hit the 90-degree mark this afternoon and some got as high as 95 degrees -- extending the July heat wave to seven consecutive days.
During the brutally hot weekend, new daily record highs were set at Atlantic City International Airport in the Pomona section of Galloway Township. On Saturday, the mercury reached 99 degrees, breaking the old July 20 record of 97 degrees, set in 1991. On Sunday, the temperature soared to 100 degrees, topping the old record high for July 21 by 1 degree. The old record high of 99 occurred in 1957 and again in 1981.
No daily record highs were broken this weekend in Newark and Trenton, the two other major climate sites operated by the National Weather Service. But those cities were still baking, with Trenton reaching 96 degrees on Saturday and 97 on Sunday, and Newark soaring to 98 degrees on Saturday and 99 on Sunday -- with high humidity making it feel as hot as 105 to 109 degrees.
Both Trenton and Newark were 3 to 4 degrees shy of matching their daily record highs for July 20 and July 21, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Live weather radar
Strong thunderstorms have started to fire up in eastern Pennsylvania, and many cells are moving across New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a series of severe thunderstorm warnings along with flash flood warnings because of heavy downpours.More than 34,000 homes and businesses across the Garden State have lost power as of 4:30 p.m., according to ...
Strong thunderstorms have started to fire up in eastern Pennsylvania, and many cells are moving across New Jersey Wednesday afternoon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a series of severe thunderstorm warnings along with flash flood warnings because of heavy downpours.
More than 34,000 homes and businesses across the Garden State have lost power as of 4:30 p.m., according to power outage reports from the major utility companies. Most of the outages are in Ocean, Monmouth and Hunterdon counties -- areas that have been hit hard by today’s storms.
The stormy weather has also sparked flight delays at Newark Liberty International Airport. As of 4:30 p.m., Newark was reporting departure delays of 45 to 60 minutes, while inbound flights were being delayed at their points of origin for about 4 hours, according to the FlightAware website, which tracks flight delays across the nation.
Almost 3 inches of rain was reported in Toms River this afternoon, and wind gusts of 60 mph were reported in Beach Haven, 51 mph at Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing, 50 mph in Mystic Island, 47 mph in Ocean Gate and 41 mph in Lyndhurst.
The National Weather Service has received reports of widespread street flooding in Monmouth County, with many roads closed in Middletown, a vehicle under water in Colts Neck and a driver stranded in flood waters in Eatontown. Flooding has also forced the closure of roads in Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright.
A house fire was reported in the Far Hills area of Somerset County as thunderstorms were pounding the area, but it was not immediately known if lightning sparked the blaze.
The first of several severe thunderstorm warnings of the day was issued at 1:30 p.m. for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties and remained in effect until 2:15 p.m. The weather service said a storm cell that was moving across those areas of the state was packing wind gusts of 60 mph and small hail. (See updates below)
Update (5:55 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties, effective until 6:30 p.m.
Update (5:45 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Sussex County, effective until 6:30 p.m.
Update (5:30 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Cumberland, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 6:15 p.m.
Update (5 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 5:30 p.m.
Update (4 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Morris and Somerset counties, effective until 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:55 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northwestern Union County and west-central Essex County, effective until 4:45 p.m. Watch out for winds as strong as 60 mph and quarter-size hail.
Update (3:50 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Burlington, Camden, Mercer and Monmouth counties, effective until 4:30 p.m.
Update (3:25 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset counties, effective until 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:05 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hudson County, southeastern Bergen County and New York City, effective until 3:30 p.m. In addition, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Hunterdon and Mercer counties, active through 3:30 p.m.
Update (2:50 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern Monmouth County, effective until 3:45 p.m. (expired at 3:10 p.m.)
Update (2:25 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties, effective until 3:15 p.m.
Update (2:15 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset counties, effective until 3 p.m. Wednesday. Watch out for wind gusts as strong as 60 mph and quarter-size hail.
Flood warnings and advisories
A flash flood warning has been issued for northwestern Burlington County in New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, effective now through 4:15 p.m. In addition, a flash flood warning has been activated for north-central Burlington County, southern Mercer County and southeastern Bucks County, remaining in effect through 4:45 p.m.
Weather radar shows that up to 1 inch of rain has already fallen in those areas, and flash flooding is expected to start shortly.
Update (5:40 p.m.): A flood advisory has been issued for Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties, effective until 8:45 p.m.
Update (5:20 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Hudson County, eastern Union County and southeastern Essex County, along with Staten Island, N.Y., effective until 6:45 p.m.
Update (5 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 9 p.m.
Update (4:10 p.m.): The flash flood warning for Burlington, Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties has been extended to 6:15 p.m., instead of 4:15 p.m.
Update (3:50 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for Ocean County, effective until 7:45 p.m.
Update (3:40 p.m.): A flood advisory has been issued for Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties, effective until 7:45 p.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Essex, Hudson and Union counties until 6:15 p.m.
Update (3:25 p.m.): A flash flood warning has been issued for most areas of Monmouth County, effective until 7:30 p.m.
A flood advisory has been issued for the east-central region of Ocean County, effective until 6:15 p.m. The weather service says minor flooding could occur in that area, including parts of the Garden State Parkway.
A flood advisory has also been issued for Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex and Monmouth until 5:30 p.m.
More storms on the way
More thunderstorms are expected to fire up late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening as a slow-moving cold front pushes its way across our region, and some of the heavy downpours could hamper the flow of traffic during the evening commute.
All 21 counties in New Jersey are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., and many counties are under a flash flood watch, meaning conditions are favorable for strong thunderstorms and heavy downpours.
The thunderstorms should bring an end to the 90-degree temperatures that have baked the state during the past four days.
Live weather radar
Brad Anthony Detetta/Severe NJ WeatherThe National Weather Service has issued another tornado warning tonight for Warren County, along with Sussex County and Monroe County in northeast Pennsylvania, as a severe thunderstorm was being tracked on radar.The latest tornado warning remains in effect until 10:45 p.m.As of 10:15 p.m., the storm was located near Werry Lake, 16 miles west of Newton, and was traveling east at 10 mph, the weather service said in a bulletin. The storm is expected to move near Flatbrookville in Walpa...
Brad Anthony Detetta/Severe NJ Weather
The National Weather Service has issued another tornado warning tonight for Warren County, along with Sussex County and Monroe County in northeast Pennsylvania, as a severe thunderstorm was being tracked on radar.
The latest tornado warning remains in effect until 10:45 p.m.
As of 10:15 p.m., the storm was located near Werry Lake, 16 miles west of Newton, and was traveling east at 10 mph, the weather service said in a bulletin. The storm is expected to move near Flatbrookville in Walpack Township by 10:35 p.m. and Five Points in Stillwater Township and Crandon Lakes by 10:45 p.m.
Earlier tonight, another tornado warning was issued for Warren County, but no funnel cloud or major damage was confirmed. Hour earlier, similar warnings were issued for Burlington and Camden counties as those areas got hit with dark clouds and heavy rain.
Weather service officials said they are sending a team to Camden County Wednesday to try to determine whether a tornado touched down in Mount Ephraim. The decision was based on residents' reports of trees down, roof damage and wires pulled from houses.
There were multiple reports of funnel clouds touching down near Moorestown and Maple Shade early this evening, according to a report by philly.com.
Severe thunderstorms continue to move through northwestern and southern New Jersey tonight, and they could produce torrential rain, large hail and powerful winds, according to the weather service. Additional rain is expected Wednesday as tropical moisture continues swirling through the Garden State.
Flood warnings remain in effect for several New Jersey counties at this hour, as storms produce torrential rain. And a series of severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued throughout the afternoon and evening.
The bad weather has triggered departure delays of up to 1 hour, 45 minutes at Newark Liberty International Airport tonight.
The storms affecting New Jersey today are remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac, which battered Louisiana and other southern states with torrential rain last week before tracking north and east.
Star-Ledger staff writers Len Melisurgo and Stephen Stirling contributed to this report.
Some ruins give a glimpse of a past that simply look like a failed industry laying to waste, but that’s not always the case. In the northern corner of New Jersey, one set of ruins helped a town become more established by becoming more attractive for families to move to, increasing its population. Essentially, they put this town on the map.Tucked in the woods behind the Gingerbread Castle (formally abandoned and soon-to-be restored) in Hamburg are the ruins of Hamburg Paper Mill. It was also known as Union Waxed and Parchment Pap...
Some ruins give a glimpse of a past that simply look like a failed industry laying to waste, but that’s not always the case. In the northern corner of New Jersey, one set of ruins helped a town become more established by becoming more attractive for families to move to, increasing its population. Essentially, they put this town on the map.
Tucked in the woods behind the Gingerbread Castle (formally abandoned and soon-to-be restored) in Hamburg are the ruins of Hamburg Paper Mill. It was also known as Union Waxed and Parchment Paper Co., and you can make out some of the wording on the smokestack that remains today.
Before the paper mill was erected in 1874, this site was where Edsall Furnace had existed. While there are no remnants of the iron furnace, it did have a dam and, when the paper mill was built, the furnace dam was raised an additional eight feet to help create more power for the paper mill. The paper mill was powered by a water wheel, which fed two larger turbines. A portion of that wheel can still be found on the site.
The paper mill provided steady work and employed many people in the community. During those times, even if a small industry provided work, it would attract families to move close to the area. Hamburg was looking promising because of the paper mill, and, as a result, the population grew. The company employed close to 300 people who would normally work more than 11 hours during the day; night shift workers would work around 13 hours. The work wasn’t complicated, so they didn’t mind working long hours.
The paper mill was also powered by eight boilers and a few furnaces. Manufacturing involved processing pulp with dye and chemicals. The fumes the mill produced were strong and carried through the town. The residents hardly complained and tolerated the smell because it was employing family, friends and neighbors.
The pulp was processed into tissue paper. The tissue paper was said to be high quality, and it was used to wrap fruit for transport to prevent spoilage. Fruit growers often sought out its tissue paper.
A view of the Hamburg Paper Mill in its heyday. Photo courtesy of Dave Rutan
There were railroad tracks near the mill, which provided vital transportation for the goods that were manufactured. It was also used to transport the pulp that was imported from Canada.
Hamburg Paper Mill started to become plagued with issues. Small fires started to break out, and floods started to occur more frequently. According to an article in The Morning Post dated March 4, 1902, “The dam at Hamburg Paper Mill broke early yesterday morning, demolishing part of the mill.” The ultimate demise happened in the 1930s when a massive fire destroyed everything that wasn’t concrete.
Much of the concrete ruins remain today, but nature is reclaiming them. Only one of the several smokestacks still stands, peering over the forest canopy. The ruins are still plagued by floods to this day.
Address: Gingerbread Castle Road, Hamburg, N.J. 07419 (view from the road; do not trespass)
Kathleen Butler writes about little-known local history so that others can venture out and explore these gems. She also has a YouTube channel, Rustic Ventures, as well as two published books: Abandoned Ruins on Public Lands in New Jersey and Abandoned Ruins of Eastern Pennsylvania.
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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warnings issued in parts of N.J. region as strong storms with 60 mph winds sweep inNew Jersey’s brief taste of summer-like heat has come to an end ...
New Jersey’s brief taste of summer-like heat has come to an end Saturday morning and had been replaced by heavy cloud cover and a threat of rain showers — along with possible thunderstorms.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service say scattered rain showers will dampen the day, and some thunderstorms could pop up in the afternoon or evening. Although most of the storms are not expected to be severe enough to trigger warnings, some may be packed with gusty winds and small hail.
In addition, the weather service’s regional office in Mount Holly says some of the showers and thunderstorms could end up to be slow movers, so heavy downpours are not out of the question.
“There is potential for some locally heavy rainfall, perhaps an inch or two in a few spots, which could cause some localized minor flooding if it happens in the wrong place,” the weather service said in its morning forecast discussion.
If enough instability occurs in the atmosphere, small hail could be produced by some of the storms, the weather service noted. “Best chance for all of these issues (heavy downpours and small hail) is from I-95 north and west, especially across the Lehigh Valley.”
UPDATE (1:15 p.m.): A few thunderstorms have developed in the Lehigh Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania, including some strong ones, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton counties, effective until 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
At 1:10 p.m. the weather service issued a special weather statement saying a strong thunderstorm was moving across northwestern Sussex County and could generate wind gusts up to 40 mph and penny-size hail, with those impacts possible through 1:45 p.m.
In addition, a flash flood warning was issued for parts of the Lehigh Valley at 1:25 p.m., effective until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, because radar has indicated as much as 2 to 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen, with more on the way.
If you were hoping for another rare April beach day, like the ones we just experienced on Thursday and Friday, you will be disappointed. In addition to the cloudy skies and potential for rain, temperatures across New Jersey will be mainly in the 70s on Saturday, and closer to the 60s along the Jersey Shore.
That’s not bad for the middle of April, but it’s a far cry from the upper 80s and low 90s that broke several daily records during the past two days.
The mercury soared to 93 degrees at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, crushing the airport’s previous record high of 88 degrees for April 14. New York City’s Central Park recorded a high of 91 degrees Friday afternoon, also setting a new record for that date.
On Thursday, daily record highs were set in Newark (92 degrees) and Atlantic City International Airport in Pomona (87 degrees), and tied at Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing (85 degrees).
Although record highs weren’t set at the AC Airport or the Atlantic City Marina, both locations broke records for their warmest low temperatures on April 14, the weather service said. The lowest temperature reading throughout the day was 63 degrees at the airport and 60 degrees at the marina.
Sunday is expected to start out with patchy fog, with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s. Forecasters say another threat of rain showers and thunderstorms will return late Sunday night into early Monday morning.
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