New Jersey Residents Welcome Rain

Thursday, Sep 30, 2010  |  Updated 11:31 PM EDT
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After the driest summer on record, New Jersey looks to storms for water relief.

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The strong winds which whipped into Newark hinted at the heavy rain in the forecast, rain that should come as a relief to New Jersey residents and reservoirs.

For weeks, the Garden State has been anything but. The hottest summer ever was followed by a bone-dry September, leading to dry lawns, concerns about a drought emergency and parched crops.

However, the last day of September brought a two-part storm. The first part had commuters still talking about it hours after their soggy morning.


And the second part threatened to wash out an otherwise summer-like night. Now, the dog days are gone, and Halloween isn't far behind.

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