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WEST TRENTON, NJ (CBS) – Tropical Storm Andrea is moving into the area, bring with it heavy rain and the potential for flooding.

In response, the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) says it is closely monitoring the storm.

“We face changing conditions over the next couple of days,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police Superintendent and Director of the NJ Office of Emergency Management. “We are closely monitoring the situation with our partners from the National Weather Service and the County Offices of Emergency Management. Be especially careful if you are on the road. We also remind drivers not to drive through ponded or standing water, on roads impacted by heavy rain. Those who live in river communities should be aware of the potential for flooding, and follow instructions if given by local emergency officials.”

Residents are urged to stay connected with their county OEMs via social media and emergency alert systems. For links, visit: www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html

For more info on preparing for emergencies, visit: www.ready.nj.gov/plan/staying_informed.html

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