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    Posted August 31, 2011 by
    BoredFish
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    Little Falls, New Jersey
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Irene's aftermath

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    Passaic River Flooding in Little Falls & Wayne, NJ

     

    Assorted images of severe flooding along the Passaic River in Little Falls and Wayne/Willowbrook, NJ.

     

    The full conseqeunces of Irene have become apparent yesterday and today, which massive portions of the towns of Little Falls, Wayne, and Fairfield in Northeastern New Jersey evacuated. The whole area is swarming with NJ National Guard. I saw one of those dual-propeller military rescue helicopters fly over my house the other day.

     

    There are national guard and police vehicles stationed at the end of every flooded road. There were even a couple of evacuateed residents having a barbeque at the edge of one of the flood zones.

     

    Curiously, several of the people I talked to there blamed the flooding on a newly constructed pumping station which drains into the Passaic. This magnitude of flooding was virtually unheard of in these areas, until a few years ago.

     

    The later pictures in the slideshow are from Route 23 in Willowbrook (a neighborhood of Wayne) and other residential neighborhoods in the area. There were boats floating around, several people in dingies.

     

    Luckily, it's a beautiful day, no doubt due to the high pressure in Irene's wake.

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