Rain Will Linger Through Tuesday

Monday, Apr 26, 2010  |  Updated 8:06 AM EDT
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A steady rain began falling on the tri-state Sunday night and the perception is not due to let up for a couple of days -- so keep your umbrella handy.

Temperatures will be about  15 degrees cooler today than they were at the end of last week, hovering in the mid-50s today, forecasts predict.

The steady drizzle will continue through the afternoon and evening hours, and the rain will drop steadily through the day.  The rain isn't expected to move out until Tuesday afternoon, when the sun will peek through in the late afternoon, paving the way for a much sunnier, warmer mid-week.

Expect high temperatures around 55 degrees over the next couple of days, with nighttime lows in the high 40s.

Meanwhile, residents in New Jersey are hoping the fresh rain won't bring anymore damage following the wettest March on record.  People who live in flood ravaged sections of the Passaic River Valley pay the closest attention to rain totals.

Earlier this month, The Federal Emergency Management Agency urged residents in 12 New Jersey counties to register for assistance as soon as possible.

 

 

Aid is available for individuals in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties.

Residents who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding that began on March 12 should call 1-800-621-FEMA.

Assistance will come in the form of grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and programs designed to help business owners to recover.

 

In Wayne, New Jersey, residents are trying to rebuild flooded homes. "In a lot of cases we're dealing with a total gut job. Floors in this home all need to be replaced beams not to be replaced. Mold has been creeping up and the ceilings need to be replaced and also the beams up there too. And over here from the years and years of flood damage, one floor actually totally collapsed," said Jesus Aviles, who is helping a family member rebuild.

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