There are flash flood warnings in Ocean and Monmouth counties until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
The warnings are also in place for many other sections of the state as rain and thunderstorms are continuing.
The advisory from the National Weather Service states:
"AT 935 AM EDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW JERSEY.
THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AT AROUND 20 MPH. 3 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE FROM SOME OF THESE STORMS, WHICH WILL RESULT IN RAPID LOCALIZED FLOODING.
LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO ATLANTIC CITY ... MILLVILLE ... NEW BRUNSWICK ... SOMERVILLE ... TOMS RIVER ... VENTNOR CITY... ASBURY PARK... BRIDGETON... LONG BRANCH... OCEAN CITY ... PERTH AMBOY ... SOUTH AMBOY AND VINELAND.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...
A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. RESIDENTS LIVING ALONG STREAMS AND CREEKS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN DEPTH BY FOOT OR IN AN AUTOMOBILE. TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!
MOST FLOOD RELATED DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER COVERED BRIDGES ... DIPS ... OR LOW WATER CROSSINGS. TURN AROUND ... DON'T DROWN! NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOWING STREAM ... EVEN A SMALL ONE ... ON FOOT. TO ESCAPE RISING WATER MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND."