WOODBRIDGE –The Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service has issued a storm and flood watch advisory for Thursday, Aug. 25. This alert is unrelated to Hurricane Irene, which is not expected to impact the New Jersey area until Saturday.
The National Weather Service reports that a cold front is expected to move through the state tomorrow. Thunderstorms, with strong winds and heavy rains, are forecast for the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 25, into Friday, Aug. 26. It is anticipated that the storm will produce more than two inches of rain in the Woodbridge area, accompanied by heavy wind gusts, with the potential for flash-flooding along creeks and streams and in low-lying areas and streets routinely subject to flooding.
Residents and business-owners in the flood-prone areas of Crampton Avenue, Watson Avenue, Heidelberg Avenue, Vesper Avenue, Pearl Avenue, and Von Vetchen Avenue in Woodbridge proper and residents in the Ideal Home Park and surrounding areas in Avenel (East Coddington Street, St. Mary Way, Jay Street, Freddie Alison Drive, Joey Lane, Jessie Lane, Christina Drive, Helen Avenue. and Coke Avenue) are reminded to move vehicles to higher ground and to be prepared to undertake emergency procedures should the Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management issue specific storm-related warnings.
The Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management, the Woodbridge Police Department and the Department of Public Works will continue to monitor local storm conditions and stand ready to implement appropriate public safety alerts and operations should the predicted storm result in flooding of low-lying areas.
Woodbridge Township residents should tune to TV-35, or visit the township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us or the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management web page at: http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/kit-plan.html for updated hurricane, storm and weather-related information.
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