LITTLE FALLS - The Passaic River at Little Falls remains nearly a foot above flood stage as more rain falls across the area.

Little Falls Mayor Mike DeFrancisci held a press conference yesterday to discuss flood plans ahead of a storm that is expected to bring more than 3 inches of rain to the area. He said the town is doing all it can to prepare for the storm.

News 12 New Jersey spoke to families in Little Falls who have left their homes tonight in exchange for hotels while they ride out the storm.

Detective Fred Batelli, with the Office of Emergency Management, says that residents should be prepared to leave for their own safety and for the safety of their families if waters start approaching high levels.

Little Falls is offering the following help to residents:

ParkingOld Morris Canal Lane at Paterson Avenue and the NJ Transit Parking Lot, Railroad Avenue and Union Avenue.SheltersCivic Center, Warren StreetPet SheltersKamp Kanine, 51 Sindle Ave, Little Falls (973) 837-6630 $20.00 per day; Hal Wheeler Pet Boarding. 1126 Rt. 23, Cedar Grove (973) 256-0694, $27.00 - $33.00 per day depending on the size of the dog.Flood Hotline973-256-6538 The hotline will operate 24 hours a day during the flooding crisis.

Little Falls Flood Information Card

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