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Camden County is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Andrea

The Camden County Department of Public Works is continuing to closely monitor the weather forecasts from the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.

Periods of heavy rain with possible thunderstorms are expected throughout the day due to Tropical Storm Andrea.

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Chances of precipitation are 100 percent.

“Camden County crews have cleared inlet tops of debris, checked on flood gates and prepared barricades and cones in case of the need for road closures. Our chippers are fueled and hitched to trucks and chainsaws are fueled and ready,” said Freeholder Ian Leonard, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “There are loaders stationed in the north, central and south portions of the County. We have two trucks loaded with sand and one with millings.”

Residents are encouraged to drive with caution and avoid low-lying areas where flooding is known to occur.

“If flooding occurs in our area, never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway,” Leonard said. “Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.”

As the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea approach our region later today, it will bring winds out of the West from 7 to 9 miles per hour with higher gusts possible.

“If there is an emergency situation, residents should call 911,” Leonard said. “If they want to report flooding or downed trees on a county road, they should call public works at (856) 566–2980.”

If the storm takes out electricity, residents should remember to call an outage in immediately to their utility company so they can identify the location and coordinate crews to restore power.

Below are numbers and contact info for the two power providers and the two gas utilities in Camden County:

· PSE&G: 1 (800) 436-PSEG (7734)
· PSEG website: pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp
· Atlantic City Electric: 1 (800) 833–7476
· Atlantic City Electric website: www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/
· South Jersey Gas: 1 (800) 582–7060
· South Jersey Gas website: southjerseygas.com/

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