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Evacuations under way in New Jersey

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New Jersey, USA
Photo: People rescued from their second floor window are brought up Mountain Ave. in Bound Brook
Mandatory evacuations are underway in low-lying parts of Bound Brook and Manville as flood waters continue to rise, and in Bound Brook this morning, three houses on East Street near Billian Park burned down. The National Weather Servive is forecasting the Raritan River to crest at 37.6 feet. Flood stage is 28 feet. The record flood stage is 42 feet from Tropical Storm Floyd on Sept. 17, 1999. The forecast crest is about two inches higher than the crest measured in Tropical Storm Doria on Aug. 28, 1971

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