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Newarkers Asked to Avoid Low-Lying Areas Ahead of Nor'Easter

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Photo Caption: On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene struck Newark with full force. Here, flooding affects a portion of South Street in the East Ward. Photo Caption: On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene struck Newark with full force. Here, flooding affects a portion of South Street in the East Ward. (Photo Credit: Newark Press Information Office, D. Lippman)

Newark Mayor Luis Quintana is warning residents of possible flooding brought on by the nor’easter. The Mayor’s Office sent out a list of every low-lying neighborhood in Newark that is considered a flood area, pointing out a few streets near the Passaic River that may be particularly vulnerable.

He urged residents to avoid those streets and advised those who choose to stay that emergency services may be slower to respond if medical attention is needed in those areas. 

It’s a lesson the city learned after Irene when streets flooded, and Sandy when police and ambulances struggled to reach victims.

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Julianne Welby

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