Flood Advisory Issued For Essex County, Flooding To Begin ‘Shortly’

Essex County is under a flood advisory from the National Weather Service until 5 p.m. because of the possibility of flooding from incoming storms in low-lying regions.

The counties of Hudson, Union, Bergen, and Passaic are also included by the advise.

The NWS reported that Doppler radar showed heavy rain caused by thunderstorms around 3:35 PM EDT. “The alert region is now experiencing minor flooding or anticipates it to start soon. It has rained between one and five inches. 1 to 2 inches more rain is anticipated to fall in the region. Minor flooding will occur as a consequence of the increased rain.”

Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth, Passaic, Wayne, Plainfield, Bloomfield, Linden, Orange, Paramus, Ridgewood, Summit, Lyndhurst, Millburn, Rutherford, Harrison, Pompton Lakes, Caldwell, Kearny, and Hawthorne are among of the places that would face flooding, according to the report.

After a very dry summer, flash flooding occurred in South Jersey on Monday morning.

Prior to this, the NWS had issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the counties of Essex, Hudson, Union, and Bergen.

In North Jersey, by contrast, the devastating Tropical Depression Ida on September 1 dropped more than 7 inches of rain in a short period, flooding neighborhoods.

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