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County Executive Hughes urges residents to monitor potential for flooding online

TRENTON, N.J. - The National Weather Service is predicting that severe rain and thunderstorms beginning March 15 could trigger flooding along the Delaware River and its tributaries.

Mercer County and its Office of Emergency Management are actively monitoring weather predictions and conditions of the Delaware River.

The County has placed a link to the National Weather Service's online observation of the level of the river. As of 2 p.m. March 14, the water level was just below 10 feet. Flooding at Trenton occurs at 20 feet.

"We want all Mercer County residents to have access to this information so they can check for flood risks at any time," said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. "The National Weather Service's information is constantly updated, and the County's emergency staff will also be closely monitoring the situation as it develops. We want everyone to be as prepared as possible."

Hughes said residents should be prepared with plenty of food, water, and appropriate medications as a precautionary measure.

To view the National Weather Service's information about the Delaware River at Trenton, please click on the link below.

http://newweb.erh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=tren4&group=255041&view=1,1,1,1,1,1