NJ Gov Phil Murphy Declares State of Emergency

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Flooding has gotten so bad that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency today in five counties: Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic.

Resident may not be out of the woods yet though. The National Weather Service issued a warning that even more rain may fall today. Murphy, who toured Little Falls on Monday, said the state has "received nothing less than historic amounts of rain."

"Our job as public officials, first and foremost, is to ensure that everyone is safe, especially since we may not be out of this weather pattern yet and more rain may still fall on already saturated ground."

Read the NJ.com story here.

 
 
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