August 22, 2014
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have launched a rescue effort after a broken levee flooded a small northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.
Moonachie Police Sgt. Tom Schmidt says the levee broke and left about 5 feet of water in the streets within 45 minutes.
The police and fire departments are flooded.
Officials are using boats to try to rescue about 800 people living in a trailer park.
There are no reports of injuries or deaths.
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