LODI, NJ - AUGUST 29: An inflatable protest rat is blown up and laid out to dry at UA Plumbers Local 14 Training Center after rains and the cresting of nearby waters flooded the facility on August ... more 
LODI, NJ - AUGUST 29: An inflatable protest rat is blown up and laid out to dry at UA Plumbers Local 14 Training Center after rains and the cresting of nearby waters flooded the facility on August 29, 2011 in Lodi, New Jersey. Rivers in northern Jersey continue to rise and throughout the state forcing evacuations along the low lying areas of the river. Tropical Storm Irene was the first to make direct contact on New Jersey in 108 years, killing at least three people in the state and leaving over 600,000 residences and businesses without power. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) less 
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Mon, Aug 29, 2011 6:48 PM EDT