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Connecticut Prepares Sandbags For More Flooding

GREENWICH, CT (WCBS 880 / AP) - Flood watches are in effect across much of Connecticut and the Northeast as rain moves in and threatens to raise already swollen waterways out of their banks.

WCBS 880's Paul Murnane reports from Greenwich


Picking up heavy sandbags at the Cos Cob firehouse in Greenwich, Rene Donovan is among those heeding the call that went out on the town's reverse 911 system.

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"What are you concerned about?" WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane asked Rene, while himself helping move a sandbag.

"Mainly my basement," said Rene. "I mean my furnace, my boiler. Everything in my basement would get completely ruined."

A flood warning is up for Hartford and Middlesex counties along the Connecticut River, while other areas in the state are under a flood watch.

New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency yesterday so state police and the National Guard could mobilize forces in advance of the storm that was heading north after soaking the Southeast.

In New York, flood watches stretched Thursday from just north of New York City up to Buffalo.

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