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Midland Park

Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Could Bring Flooding

11/26/2013 02:23PM ● By Rebecca K. Abma
The Midland Park Office of Emergency Management is warning residents to heed caution over a coastal storm that is hitting the regions tonight and tomorrow.

According to the National Weather Service, the two day storm will bring heavy rain tonight (Tuesday) that will continue through Wednesday. A Flood Watch alert has been issues with flooding of urban areas and small streams and rivers is possible. A total precipitation of 2 to 4 inches is expected. 

An email sent out by the Midland Park OEM also states that winds are expected from the south at 25 to 35 MPH and gusts up to 50 MPH, bringing the potential for downed tree limbs and power lines, and temperatures in 20s and 30s and wind chills in the teens.
 
To report a downed power line or lines, call PSE&G at  800-436-7734 or O&R at 877-434-4100.

OEM is requesting residents stay off the roads and stay away from downed wires. Cars may be parked in the Borough Hall or Library lots if needed.

 If your basement is flooded enough to affect the furnace, hot water heater or electrical system or if you need shelter information email CERTMP@yahoo.com or call 201-444-2300. 

In order to protect first responders, basements will not be pumped until after the rain has stopped. The Fire Department will be available to shut off gas and electric utilities. Do Not call 911 or Borough office numbers unless there is a true emergency. Questions may be answered by emailing CERTMP@ yahoo.com.

Here's the seven day forecast for Midland Park from the National Weather Service:
Tuesday Afternoon Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 48 by 5am. Light east wind becoming southeast 11 to 16 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 57. South wind 10 to 18 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Night A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 11pm, then a chance of snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 16 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 23.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 36.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.
Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.

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