Little Falls resident's flooding concerns lead to cleanup

Flood waters have ravaged parts of New Jersey for years. One woman in Passaic County is trying to change that. Dorothy says that over her

LITTLE FALLS - Flood waters have ravaged parts of New Jersey for years. One woman in Passaic County is trying to change that.

Dorothy says that over her 14 years living along the Peckman River, she's seen the damage the rising floodwaters can do. O'Haire says her home has never flooded, but she couldn't stand by and watch it happen again, so she started fighting.

O'Haire now has the ear of Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. She says both have become instrumental in securing funding for an ongoing study of the Peckman River, which includes clearing debris from the riverbed.

Cleanup is now under way. She is pleased with the progress, but says there's a lot more that can be done and she won't stop until the flood danger disappears for good.

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