Flood-Weary NJ Braces for More Rain

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:26 PM EDT
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Your Forecast for Tuesday, March 8

From meteorologist Chris Cimino.

Raw Video: Cars Abandoned as Floods Threaten Tri-State

Rising waters continue to threaten residents and their homes after rainfall amounting to more than three inches poured on parts of the tri-state.
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Residents in some parts of New Jersey are still dealing with flooding days after soaking rains caused rivers, creeks and streams to flow over their banks.

With more rain expected on Wednesday and Thursday, some homeowners are fearing the worst.

Angela and Rob Butler, of Little Falls, N.J., got home Tuesday night from the hospital with their newborns Francesca and Quin.  Their home on Riverview Circle is on the Passaic River and they expect they will have to leave before the end of the week.

"Two of everything," Angela Butler said of packing up and leaving their home with two new babies.

Many waterways in northern New Jersey, including the Ramapo, Passaic and Pompton rivers, flooded after Sunday's rains, the National Weather Service said.

Little Falls has set up a temporary shelter for evacuees with more rain on the way this week. 

Around the area, many streets remain flooded over. 

In Wayne, N.J., water threatened several homes near the the Ramapo river and in Pequannock Township, surging waters shut down a major highway running through Passaic County on Monday.
 

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