Office of Emergency Management Announces Flood Warning For Thursday

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THe National Weather Service is predicting rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches and maybe as many as 6 or 7 for the storm system coming through Thursday night. The Office of Emergency Management's director James Graziano warns Metuchen citizens to do the following:

Check gutters, downspouts, drains and sump pumps and make sure they are in good working order. Hardware stores may have limited pumps available when big storms hit the area.

Cover all basement window wells. If your basement takes on water, remove the carpeting and get your personal property off the floor and on to higher elevations.

Read on for the National Weather Service's official forecast and Flood Watch announcement.

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
352 AM EDT WED SEP 29 2010
  ...HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY
NIGHT....TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE WILL RIDE UP THE EAST COAST TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...AND MOVE AWAY THURSDAY NIGHT.
  LOW PRESSURE WITH TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS WILL MOVE UP THE EAST
  COAST TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. WITH EXTREMELY HIGH MOISTURE
  CONTENT...A STRONG STORM INFLOW...AND LOTS OF INSTABILITY...RAIN
  BEGINNING TONIGHT WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES LATER TONIGHT AND
  ESPECIALLY THURSDAY. THE RAIN SHOULD TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT AS
  THE CENTER OF TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE MOVES NORTH OF OUR AREA.
  TOTAL PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO AVERAGE 2 TO 4 INCHES...BUT
  LOCAL AMOUNTS MAY BE UP TO 6 OR 7 INCHES. ALTHOUGH THE FORECAST
  COULD CHANGE...AT THIS TIME THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION IS
  EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHEAST MARYLAND SHORE...EASTERN
  PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE...AND WESTERN NEW JERSEY. SLIGHTLY
  LESSER ALTHOUGH STILL HEAVY AMOUNTS MAY OCCUR CLOSER TO THE NEW
  JERSEY COAST.

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