Warmer weather prompts flooding fears on LBI

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Long Beach Island officials say that the recent warmer weather and pending rain are causing them to fear flooding issues on the island.

Ron Ott and his crews are responsible for locating and clearing out all the drains that are covered by snow in the Harvey Cedars section of the island. 

Ott and the other street crew members use metal detectors to help them find the drains. Harvey Cedar received over a foot of snow last Thursday.

Harvey Cedars officials say that it will take the street crews at least three days to clear out the drains, even with heavy equipment.

But they say that it is essential to keep streets and homes free from flooding.

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