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Heavy rain drenches parts of New Jersey

Local News | Aug 13, 2014

Heavy rain drenches parts of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Heavy rain that has soaked parts of New Jersey is starting to move away from the state, leaving behind street flooding and power outages.

Unofficial National Weather Service observations show nearly 9 inches of rain fell at Millville Airport in Cumberland County between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There was more than 7 inches in Stafford, more than 5 inches at Atlantic City airport and in Manasquan, and more than 4 inches in Tabernacle.

There are 7,734 homes and businesses without electricity Wednesday. Most are in Monmouth and Morris counties.

Buses are honoring tickets for North Jersey Coast Line passengers because flooding in the Bay Head Rail Yard is making it difficult for crews to access the trains.

Several homes were evacuated along Rhonda Drive in Millville because of flooding.