A flood watch is in effect across the Garden State starting this evening through Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service said in its Sunday morning advisory.

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The weather service has also issued a coastal flood warning beginning at 4 p.m. today through midnight Monday.

As the state awaits the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, a high wind warning is also in place from 8 a.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Shelters are opening today in Cape May and Atlantic counties and residents of the region's barrier islands are being told to evacuate by 4 p.m. today.

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