TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency in five counties after a weekend of heavy rain and flooding.
Murphy signed an order declaring emergencies in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties.
The Democratic governor says the order will allow state resources to go communities most directly impacted by flooding.
Weekend rain dumped from 5 to 8 inches on several towns, surpassing the expected rainfall for all of August.
Visited Little Falls to see firsthand the damage from yesterday's flooding and meet with Mayors Damiano, Kazmark, and local officials and residents.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 13, 2018
Grateful to our first responders and volunteers helping around the clock with the recovery effort. pic.twitter.com/0XNVvGvvr9
More rain is expected to hit the state this week.
Murphy urged residents to reach out to their county offices of emergency management if they need assistance and to report storm damage.