WEST TRENTON–The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is urging state residents to monitor weather conditions over the next several days. A slow-moving, low-pressure system is expected to generate large amounts of rainfall in some areas, particularly in the northern part of the state. The heaviest rainfall is expected tonight into Wednesday. Flooding could continue in some areas through Friday.
“Be alert and be prepared for adverse conditions,” advises State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. “Heavy rain can cause flash flooding. If you are asked to evacuate or take other protective actions, follow the advice of emergency officials. ”
To stay informed of potential flood threats, or to keep track of current weather forecasts and alerts, officials advise residents to stay tuned to media outlets and use these online resources and social media tools:
- The official website of the National Weather Service: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Website: www.ready.nj.gov
- NJ Alert text messaging system: www.njalert.gov
- NJOEM on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-Office-of-Emergency-Management
- NJOEM Twitter – https://twitter.com/NJSP
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