Meteorologist: ‘NJ township saw a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours’

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Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency Thursday afternoon in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties due to flooding.

Meteorologist Dave Curren said Westville Township and Gloucester County saw a month's worth of rain in just a few hours.

Severe thunderstorms with heavy rains and strong winds spurred flooding across southern New Jersey, including Westville Township, Gloucester County.

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Residents were rescued from flooded homes and taken to dry ground by boat. People stayed at the Westville Community Center and firehouse.

Residents in Gloucester County saw almost more than 4 inches of rain in 24 hours.

Gov. Murphy made stops in Camden and Burlington counties Thursday, commending first responders in Cherry Hill for their work. He also met with residents from Southampton Township along Crystal Avenue.

Some residents had to be rescued from their cars, as they were trapped by flash flooding, and some homeowners tell News 12 their homes are almost a total loss.

The storms started Wednesday night and continued for several hours through early Thursday, disrupting travel and damaging some property.

The storms were the latest round of severe weather in the region in recent days, and officials said the combined storms have left the ground saturated.

The flooding forced the closures of several roads and flooded out some neighborhoods.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

 

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