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No Major Storm Damage Reported in Plum, Oakmont & Verona

Officials are saying our area is luckier than many others.

The Plum, Oakmont and Verona area might be cold and wet Tuesday morning, but officials are saying that's fine compared to the damage the Hurricane Sandy Superstorm could have caused overnight.

"So far, we've been blessed," said Oakmont police Chief David DiSanti.

DiSanti said no major damage has been reported, but police officers are monitoring Plum Creek every half hour.

"It's high and fast, but it is looking OK," he said.

Similarly, Verona Mayor David Ricupero said all is well in the borough.

"There's no damage, no trees down," he said. "We survived the storm with no problem at all."

Plum Borough Manager Mike Thomas reported localized flooding and wind damage, but no widespread issues.

"We are definitely much more fortunate than other areas," he said.

According to the National Weather Service, flood warning is in effect for the area until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Here's a look at the forecast for the next few days:

  • Tuesday—Rain. High near 45. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 miles per hour decreasing to 9 to 14 miles per hour in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night—Rain. Low around 38. East wind 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday—Rain. High near 45. West wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Wednesday Night—Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind around 13 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday—Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind around 14 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Thursday Night—A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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