FCAC Announcement: 2pm Advisory

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As of September 5, 2011; 2:00 PM

A storm system that will bring rain to the region through Wednesday has caused the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue Flood Warnings for our area.  Rain and Thunderstorms associated with a cold front will be enhanced with moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee over the next 48 hours.  The NWS is predicting an average of 2 to 4 inches of rainfall over the two day period.

Heavy rainfall in a short period of time will result in Street Flooding and may also cause local Stream Flooding, however River Flooding is not expected to occur on the Pequannock or Pompton Rivers within the Township.  An increase in rainfall totals from what is currently predicted may alter this expectation as upstream reservoirs remain at capacity.  The Harrison Road neighborhood is the most at risk for flooding should actual rainfall totals approach the high end of the predicted 4 inches.

All residents are encouraged to monitor weather reports and remain alert to rapidly changing conditions in your neighborhood.  An updated Weather Advisory will be issued at Noon tomorrow.

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