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Flooding Threat Continues for the Northeast

The powerful winter storm might be moving away from the Northeast, but it has caused quite an issue for many communities along rivers.

Warmer air ahead of the storm system combined with rain helped thaw frozen rivers, resulting in chunks of ice like you see below.

 

These ice chunks piled up in some spots, creating “ice jams” and flooding in surrounding locations.

Flood alerts remain in effect Saturday and continue into Sunday for some rivers with higher or rising water levels.

For WeatherNation, I’m Meredith Garofalo

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