SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our area from 2 p.m. on Wednesday through early Thursday morning.

 

The weather service said:

A hot and humid airmass will spread over the region today, and then the remnants of what was Tropical Cyclone Barry will pass through the region tonight. Showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with local amounts of 2 to 4 inches a nd even higher localized amounts potentially occurring in a short period of time. This could lead to flash flooding.

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The risk of flash flooding is highest in urbanized and low- lying areas. Rapid rises on small creeks and streams are possible.

 

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. Monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.

 

 

In the event you experience a power outage, be sure to contact your service provider.The phone numbers to keep handy are:

 

Jersey Central Power & Light

1-888-544-4877

 

PSE&G

1-800-436-PSEG

1-800-436-7734

 

 

New Jersey American Water 

1-800-272-1325

 

 

Optimum (Cablevison) 

1-866-546-9729

 

Verizon Fios

1-877-322-0653

 

 

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