LODI - Some communities may have the worst of the flooding behind them, as waterlogged residents begin to dry off following days of heavy rain.

Main Street in Lodi looked more like a canal after the rain-swollen Saddle River spilled over its banks. Eyewitnesses say a man escaped from a submerged car near Route 46 had to swim to safety. Residents say they've had to pump out their basements, but the water seems to be receding.