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Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in multiple counties due to flooding

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Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order 33, declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties due to flooding brought on by torrential weekend rain.

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The order allows for the extension of state resources into communities most directly impacted by the flooding.

Several communities received between 5 and 8 inches of rain this weekend.

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