Heavy Rains Bring Flood Threat to Northeast

Residents and officials are keeping an eye on rising rivers along the East Coast.

That's because forecasters say some parts of the region could see as much as 5 to 7 inches of rain over the next three days.

In Rhode Island, the Pawtuxet River has reached flood stage. Meteorologists say there could be heavy flooding by Tuesday afternoon.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and mobilized as many as 1,000 National Guardsmen to help if there is major flooding.

Coastal flooding from rain and high tides is a concern on Long Island beaches.

Meteorologists say some locations in the East are likely to see the wettest March on record.


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