September 18, 2021

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Murphy to tour flood-damaged N.J. neighborhoods after Tropical Storm Henri – NJ.com

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UPDATE: Henri pounds Garden State with nearly 10 inches of rain. Latest town-by-town totals.

Gov. Phil Murphy will be in Monroe Township Monday morning to tour some of the flood-damaged neighborhoods that were hit hardest by Tropical Storm Henri.

Storm Henri weakened into a tropical depression Sunday night, as it crawled over the Northeast and continued to unleash downpours over a region already saturated by heavy rain.

Middlesex County appeared to have gotten the worst of it, with residents in towns like Helmetta, Jamesburg and Monroe evacuating their homes in some parts. Nearly 9 inches of rain were reported in Cranbury.

The storm was expected to continue to produce heavy rainfall and flooding across areas of New England, New York, New Jersey and northeast Pennsylvania into Monday.

Murphy, as well as county and local officials, are scheduled to be in Monroe Township at 10 a.m. in the Rossmoor community, where water rose to the front doors of some of the homes.

Appearing on CBS New York on Sunday, Murphy said his top concern was the flooding “especially in the central part of the state.”

People also had to be rescued in other parts of the state as well, including 86 people in Newark, according to public safety officials.

There were additional reports of flooding in Bergen and Passaic counties overnight as rain continued to soak the area.

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