Little Ferry reopens firehouse 4 months after Sandy

The firehouse in Little Ferry reopened its doors four months after floodwaters caused first responders to evacuate during Superstorm Sandy. Four feet of water flooded

Four feet of water flooded the firehouse when the Hackensack River overflowed its banks.

Four feet of water flooded the firehouse when the Hackensack River overflowed its banks. (2/27/13)

LITTLE FERRY - The firehouse in Little Ferry reopened its doors four months after floodwaters caused first responders to evacuate during Superstorm Sandy.

Four feet of water flooded the firehouse when the Hackensack River overflowed its banks during the storm.

The mayor of Little Ferry says the town must build a retaining wall along the river's banks to prevent future disasters.

"We really need a strong flood mitigation plan for the Meadowlands region to protect the residents so we don't go through this again," said Mayor Mauro Raguseo.

The mayor and town leaders are now lobbying the federal government for the funds needed to move the project forward.

He also mentioned that the Army Corps of Engineers recommended a retaining wall along the Hackensack River in 1992, but it was deemed too expensive.

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