States of Emergency in Flooded Ocean County, 4 Other New Jersey Counties

Gov. Phil Murphy has declared states of emergency for 5 flood-impacted counties in New Jersey

What to Know

  • More rain and storms are expected Tuesday, however, the showers won't be as severe or widespread as they were on Monday
  • Flooding already caused Gov. Phil Murphy to declare states of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties.
  • Weekend rain dumped from 5 to 8 inches on several towns, surpassing the expected rainfall for all of August.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in five northern and central counties after a weekend of heavy rain and flooding.

Murphy signed an order declaring emergencies in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties.

The Democratic governor says the order will allow state resources to go communities most directly impacted by flooding.

Weekend rain dumped from 5 to 8 inches on several towns, surpassing the expected rainfall for all of August.

More rain is expected to hit the state this week.

Murphy urged residents to reach out to their county offices of emergency management if they need assistance and to report storm damage.

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