Hundreds of people remained out of their homes Saturday as major flooding continued along the Passaic and Raritan rivers in New Jersey.
Flooded rivers in the Tri-State Area forced road closures and evacuations from New Jersey to Westchester County on Friday, and residents were left waiting to see how bad the damage would be once the rivers crest.
Heavy rains drenched already flood-weary communities in New Jersey on Thursday, forcing thousands of residents to prepare for disaster.
Thousands of residents in flood-prone neighborhoods across New Jersey were bracing themselves for additional rain headed into the area.
Forecasters said between one and three inches of rain could soak the state Thursday and flooding could continue into Friday evening.
A panel has called for a moratorium on new construction in the basin’s flood plains, which span the eastern Highlands region, Pompton Valley and the Watchung Mountains.
Friday morning’s storm caused travel troubles on roads and highways for commuters throughout the tri-state.
It’s a true case of the “calm before the storm” in New Jersey, where residents are preparing for the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole to wreak havoc on the tri-state.