Let it rain, let it rain, let it – enough already!

Trying to navigate the flooded roads in Somerset County (don't worry, I wasn't moving when I took the photo!)

Those of us in the Central New Jersey area are experiencing quite a storm!  Thunder, lightning, strong winds, and torrential rain have shaped this weekend for many of New Jersey’s residents.

It started raining on Friday and (with only a few short breaks here and there) is still raining heavily now as I type this entry on Sunday night.  According to The Weather Channel, we won’t see the sun until Tuesday or possibly Wednesday.

We’ve had winds over 45 miles per hour and downpours causing much property damage including leaking roofs and flooded basements, power outages, and road closings due to both flooding and fallen trees.

The Raritan River flooding local roads. (photo courtesy of Andrea Dulow)

When this storm finally ends, we will have gotten over 4 to 6 inches of rain.  I can only imagine what we would have done if it was cold enough, as it often is this time of year, for snow…

Luckily for me, my adventures this weekend have been close to home and mostly indoors.  In the next few days, I will post entries about my trip to the Sugarloaf Craft Festival and Pi Day in Princeton, NJ.

Please keep in mind those who have been impacted by this storm and the damage it has caused.  Contact your local American Red Cross chapter to see how you can help.

March 2010 flooding in Central New Jersey (photo courtesy of Andrea Dulow)

Additional and related sources:
http://mobile.mycentraljersey.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100313/NEWS/100313012/-1/WAP&template=wapart

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20100314/NEWS/100314035/-1/newsfront

http://www.njredcross.org/contactUs/index.asp

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