TRENTON, N.J. (PBN) Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday declared a state of emergency in New Jersey ahead of a Nor’easter that is expected to bring flooding rains, wind gusts as strong as 60 mph, and the potential for widespread power outages. The state of emergency goes into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday across the entire state. “Do not underestimate this storm just because it’s rain,” Murphy said. “Trust us: This is one we have to take very seriously.”As for the Trenton area, Trenton Assunpink Creek is forecast to go into moderate flooding Wednesday around 5:00 Am. On Tuesday the Assunpink creek is expected to rise to 9.5ft to moderate flooding. The Delaware River is forecast to go into the action stage Wednesday around 5:00 P.m. at 18.7ft.

Thomas Peterson is the Editor in Chief and founder of Peterson’s Breaking News of Trenton. Thomas founded PBT in 2012.