NEWARK - Drivers in Newark's Ironbound were forced to plow through several inches of water, and some of them didn't make it to the other side.

They had to abandon their cars for higher ground as rain fell for hours on the Brick City, reminding some locals of Superstorm Sandy.

Many homes were destroyed during the 2012 storm when floodwaters rose in the Passaic River. 

Meanwhile, residents pumped out more than 2 inches of rainwater from their homes.

A.J. Jane found out the hard way what could happen if water gets into a car engine. "I think it's just the spark plugs that got wet, but I'm not a mechanic," he says.

Hoboken and Jersey City also had problems with urban flooding Wednesday.