Rain poses flood threat in parts of NJ

September 7, 2011 5:42:30 AM PDT
Remnants from Tropical Storm Lee are posing flood threats in New Jersey that are trying to clean up after rain from Hurricane Irene caused rivers to breach their banks.

The National Weather Service says Phillipsburg, Andover, Washington Township in Morris County and Lebanon have received more than 5 inches of rain within a 12-hour period.

Flood warnings are posted along parts of the Passaic, Raritan, Rockaway, Pequannock, Millstone, Ramapo and Wanaque rivers.

Major flooding is forecast for the Passaic River at Little Falls.

Forecasters predict moderate flooding for the Millstone River at Blackwells Mills, the Raritan River at Manville and Bound Brook, and the Wanaque River at Wanaque Dam.

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