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Wet and wetter: Coasts brace for more flooding

Still mopping up after tropical storm Irene, Vermont and otherNortheastern states were placed under a flash flood watch yesterday asmore rain headed their way.

Still mopping up after tropical storm Irene, Vermont and other Northeastern states were placed under a flash flood watch yesterday as more rain headed their way.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood watches yesterday afternoon lasting through today for a vast swath of the Northeast, including flooded areas of Vermont and parts of New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut down through Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

“This is a potentially dangerous situation” the NWS said in a statement on its website. “Areas hard hit by Tropical Storm Irene last week will be susceptible to more flash flooding given the already wet and eroded ground. It will not take much rainfall to cause flash flooding in this situation.”

 
 
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