On September 17, 1999, the entire state of New Jersey was put into a state of emergency due to the fast approach of a potent tropical cyclone. Though not a hurricane by the time the storm reached the state, Floyd still packed a punch while it veered towards the northeast, away from the Jersey Shore.
Initially, high winds and coastal flooding were the most feared aspects of the storm. When the storm interacted with a stalled front, however, buckets and buckets of rain began to fall across the entire mid-Atlantic region. In a narrow swath from Eastern Maryland into Central New Jersey, rainfall amounts accumulated up to 14 inches.
RAINFALL...(STORM TOTAL FOR 9/15 TO 9/17) LOCATION COUNTY TOTAL INCHES CHESTERTOWN KENT MD 14.00 SOMERVILLE SOMERSET 13.34 WHITE HOUSE HUNTERDON 12.98 VERNON KENT DE 12.36 FEDERALSBURG CAROLINE 11.20 PEQUANNOCK MORRIS 11.04 GREENWOOD SUSSEX DE 10.58 AMERICAN CORNERS CAROLINE 10.20 DOYLESTOWN BUCKS 10.07 NESHANIC SOMERSET 10.05 Data retrieved from the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly, NJ
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