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Rain-Soaked New Jersey Braces For More Flooding

Passaic River - Fairfield, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Passaic River – Fairfield, NJ – Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

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WAYNE, NJ (WCBS 880/AP) -  Heavy rain poses a threat to parts of New Jersey that are still cleaning up from flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story


The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire state through Saturday afternoon.

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Forecasters say a stalled cold front will tap into deep tropical moisture streaming north from the Gulf of Mexico Friday.

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The weather service says 1 to 3 inches of rain are possible with as much as 5 inches in isolated spots.

Forecasters say the ground remains soggy and has a very limited ability to absorb moisture along the I-95 corridor through northern New Jersey.

Giant piles of garbage remain on Fayette Avenue in Wayne, where no home was spared the flood waters of the Passaic River.

“We’re going to get a little bit more damage,” said Chase Thomas, who is gutting flood-ravaged homes. “There’s going to be more water in basements, and there’s supposed to get about four inches, the said, this next week or so.”

It’s like that all along the Passaic River.

Barbara Bad-Lamante lives in Lincoln Park, and just replaced her basement furnace this week.

“We have a new sump pump and it’s working real well,” she said.

She’s just hoping the electricity doesn’t go out.

How are you doing recovering from this summer’s storms? Share your story in the comments section below.

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