Levee Break in New Jersey Floods Town, Residents Trapped

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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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