Monday, March 14, 2011

NJ floodwaters begin to recede

Hundreds remained out of their homes over the weekend as they waited for flood waters to recede along the Passaic and Raritan rivers in northern New Jersey.

The flooding hit much of the Northeast, extending from Maryland to Maine, following heavy rains last week. Northern New Jersey was among the hardest hit areas.

Earlier in the week, the same storm system caused severe storms and tornadoes in the South, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The National Weather Service said the Passaic River crested about 9 p.m. Saturday – roughly 12 hours earlier than expected – but floodwaters were still expected to take several days to completely recede.


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