Flooding Problems Throughout The Garden State - FOX 35 News Orlando

Flooding Problems Throughout The Garden State

Posted: Updated:
Middlesex, NJ (MY9NJ) -

This week, New Jersey got it’s fill of flooded areas when the state was pummeled by consistent rain that lasted almost two days. New Jersey is accustomed to average flooding, but the first real rain of the season tends to take its toll. With the weather front dropping almost six inches of rain, places like Middlesex County were plagued with flooded roadways and people trapped in their cars due to the water cresting outside.

Although rising waters and blocked roadways seem enough of a problem for most, Middlesex Borough Fire Chief David Bird also talked about the increased risk for fires breaking out due to the flood waters entering a person’s home.

“[It can happen] because if you don’t watch the power and gas when the water gets in the basement,” Bird said.

In places like South Bound Brook, Mayor Tamas Ormosi is also concerned about rising flood waters and the problems it’s already caused his community. The mayor cited one particular roadway that has been closed due to the recent flooding in the area.

“There’s no place to go, there’s already two cars stuck in the water down there,” Ormosi said.

The South Bound Brook mayor also said that when approached with a situation pitting man against a flood; the flood always wins.

The heavy rains also caused many issues for NJ Transit commuters. Delays were constant on lines running through Secaucus Junction, and the Montclair/Boonton line had to be temporary closed due to rail lines being washed away.

Regardless of the given situation, this week’s rain is a testament for New Jersey residents to be prepared in the coming weeks for any other potential flooding situations the state may face.

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Video Surfaces Of Irate Jersey City Staffer Confronting Residents About Litter

    Video Surfaces Of Irate Jersey City Staffer Confronting Residents About Litter

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:11:04 GMT
    A viral video has surfaced that shows Jersey City, City Hall employee Brooke Hansson going on a vulgar rant about litter on the streets. In the video you see Hansson yelling directly at people to clean up their mess. “Tell me what the f*** this is. Clean up your f****** garbage. Self-respect! Do not live in garbage," she screams at people on the street. Hansson reportedly works on Mayor Fulop's “Stop the Drop” anti-litter campaign.
    A viral video has surfaced that shows Jersey City, City Hall employee Brooke Hansson going on a vulgar rant about litter on the streets. In the video you see Hansson yelling directly at people to clean up their mess. “Tell me what the f*** this is. Clean up your f****** garbage. Self-respect! Do not live in garbage," she screams at people on the street. Hansson reportedly works on Mayor Fulop's “Stop the Drop” anti-litter campaign.
  • Christmas Craze Coming to NJ Early This Year

    Christmas Craze Coming to NJ Early This Year

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:22:41 GMT
    It's only September, but the big box stores are already putting Christmas trees and apparel out on the shelves and some people say it's just too early for all that stuff!  “I just saw Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and my air conditioner is on at home. So I have no intention of going anywhere near them, I think it's a horrible idea,” one customer said.
    It's only September, but the big box stores are already putting Christmas trees and apparel out on the shelves and some people say it's just too early for all that stuff!  “I just saw Christmas trees and Christmas decorations and my air conditioner is on at home. So I have no intention of going anywhere near them, I think it's a horrible idea,” one customer said.
  • Exchange Student Rejected By Public H.S. Offered Spot At Top NJ Private School

    Exchange Student Rejected By Public H.S. Offered Spot At Top NJ Private School

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:16:05 GMT
    17-year-old Netherlands resident Thomas Van Uggelen traveled over 4,600 miles by air to attend school in New Jersey, only to get rejected once he arrived in the Garden State. “I didn't expect this at all. I know a few other exchange students and everything was going well with them and then I had all of this,” he said. Van Uggelen planned to leave his home country for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a public high school student in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
    17-year-old Netherlands resident Thomas Van Uggelen traveled over 4,600 miles by air to attend school in New Jersey, only to get rejected once he arrived in the Garden State. “I didn't expect this at all. I know a few other exchange students and everything was going well with them and then I had all of this,” he said. Van Uggelen planned to leave his home country for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a public high school student in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices