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Major Storm More Likely As Hurricane Sandy Approaches

The entire state of New Jersey could be severely impacted, meteorologists say.

Over the last 24 hours, the likelihood of a “very dangerous autumn storm system” next week has increased, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.

This would affect the entire state, including Gloucester Township and Camden County.

On Wednesday, Hurricane Sandy was near Jamaica and moving north toward the east coast of Cuba. Although there is still some uncertainty whether Sandy is headed this way, Mitchell Gaines, NWS meteorologist, said that since Tuesday, the potential for a storm has risen.

“There could be strong, damaging winds, heavy rainfall with streams and rivers flooding, and coastal flooding as well,” Gaines said.

The timetable for any impact from Hurricane Sandy turning into a potential nor’easter, Gaines said, would be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Stay with Patch as this story develops.

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