New Jersey and Northeast Experience Major Flooding and Power Outages
Flooding Situation in Paterson, New Jersey
In Paterson, New Jersey, the Passaic River gauge is forecast to reach major flood stage, and a Flood Warning is in effect for the area until Thursday. Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh joins FOX Weather with the latest as a state of emergency is in effect for New Jersey.
River Flooding and Dam Failure in Connecticut
On Wednesday morning, emergency management in New London County, Connecticut, reported the potential failure of the Fitchville Pond Dam along the Yantic River. Authorities have warned of life-threatening flash flooding in areas downstream from the dam, including the town of Fitchville. Connecticut emergency managers issued a mandatory evacuation of a portion of the nearby town of Bozrah and opened a middle school for shelter.
Numerous smaller rivers remain in flood stage, while water levels continue to rise on major area rivers, which will crest in the next 48 hours, the FOX Forecast Center said.
Major Flood Stage Reached in Lodi, New Jersey
Residents near the Saddle River in Lodi, New Jersey were evacuated on Tuesday after a monster storm caused the river to crest 4 feet above flood level. The Saddle River crested around 9 a.m. Wednesday, more than 2 feet above major flood stage. Basement and lower-level apartment homes in Lodi were flooded when the river crested, sending water into the streets near the river, including Main Street.
Flooding in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, has experienced significant flooding due to heavy rain. The Pompton River, which runs through the city, hit major flood stage and is forecast to peak at 20.6 feet. Although not a historic event, the flooding poses a threat to the area.
Coastal Flooding and Record Crests
Coastal Flood Warnings and Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service, with the worst of the coastal flooding forecast to occur in and around the Chesapeake and Delaware bays. Severe coastal flooding occurred in the Hampton Beach area of New Hampshire. The Delaware River in Philadelphia broke an all-time record crest.
Widespread Power Outages in the Northeast
Although the powerful winter storm has moved into Canada, widespread power outages are still affecting the Northeast. As of last check Wednesday afternoon, more than 400,000 customers were without power from Virginia through Maine. High winds continue to cause additional power outages as crews work to restore electricity for affected residents.
The Northeast is currently facing major flooding and power outages due to a powerful winter storm. Residents in affected areas should stay informed about evacuation orders and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and well-being.
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