CRANFORD - Homes in Cranford are flooded from the Rahway River.

Resident Efrain Rodriguez showed News 12 New Jersey his flooded basement where muddy floodwaters washed away irreplaceable family keepsakes.

Rodriguez shared that the water washed away things his children made in kindergarten as well as old pictures of his children when they were very young.

Rodriguez tells News 12 New Jersey he's grateful the damage isn't worse.