Tropical Storm Lee bombarded the Lincoln Park, New Jersey area Wednesday, dumping several inches of rain and causing several roads to close. New Jersey's Passaic River and the Pompton River both reached flood levels as of Thursday and left nearly ten inches of rainwater in the northwestern part of the state.
Evacuation orders were issued Wednesday for nearly 100,000 people from Maryland to New York as the Susquehanna River spilled into the southern New York city of Binghamton. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged the state's residents to heed evacuation orders. "By the time it looks bad, you won't be able to leave, so leave and leave now," said Gov. Cuomo to Forbes.
To prepare for a hurricane, know whether your home is in a flood zone. It's important to have plans for where you will go if you evacuate, when you will leave, and how family members will contact each other.
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