Hurricane Irene has hit and now we are dealing with flooding, power outages and concerns for our friends and family.
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So we want to know: What are you doing now? What have you learned? Have any photos of flooding and damage in your area? Send them to Patch or provide us with updates on power outages, downed trees and power lines and we will be sure to share the information with your neighbors.
Join us in the live chat above, as we track the storm all weekend.
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We're also bringing in Twitter feeds from Patch sites and valuable resources for NJ and Union County area residents.
You can help us serve the community by letting us know what you're seeing and hearing—even the simplest details can help keep a neighbor safe or prepared.
As far as we're concerned, the most important contribution to the conversation is yours.