Flash Flood warnings issued for Mercer County

TRENTON ( Mercer) The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a Flash Flood Warning for… Northeastern Ocean County in southern New Jersey… Mercer County in central New Jersey… Southern Somerset County in northern New Jersey… Monmouth County in central New Jersey… Southwestern Middlesex County in northern New Jersey…

Until 445 PM EDT. At 1248 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain falling across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is likely. HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by heavy rain. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. Some locations that could experience flooding include… Trenton, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Lakewood, Howell, Marlboro, Manalapan, Ewing, Tinton Falls, Princeton, Jamesburg, Manasquan, Hightstown, Point Pleasant Beach, Cranbury, Pennington, Hopewell, Allentown, Farmingdale and Roosevelt.

FLASH FLOOD…RADAR INDICATED; EXPECTED RAINFALL…1-3 INCHES IN 1 HOUR

What a Flood warning means

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

Turn around…don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

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