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Flash Flood Warning in Effect for Essex County, Wednesday

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 • 1:46pm


UPDATE AS OF 1:50 p.m. Wednesday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -  A Flash Flood Warning was issued at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday for portions of northern New Jersey, including specifically all of Essex County, by the National Weather Service and is expected to be in effect until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. The warning was issued due to the slow moving thunderstorms over the area. At this time Essex County has received 7.2" of Rain since noon.


Radar as of 2pm Wednesday  Credit: Wunderground

A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Those living in the warning area should move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property and are warned not to attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile.

FLOOD CONDITIONS

  • As of 1: 45 p.m. Wednesday, the Passaic River at Pine Brook water level is at 12.7 feet
  • The forecast is calling for 7. 25” of Rain
  • The river at this location floods at 19 feet


    Flood Levels as of 1:15pm Wednesday  

West Essex TAP will continue to monitor later forecasts. For detailed forecast information, see TAP's article: 

West Essex Weather for Wednesday, Aug. 28

 
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