Some residents in Helmetta forced to leave their homes due to flooding

Some residents in Helmetta were forced to leave their homes Wednesday due to flooding.

The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management was called in to survey the flooding damage caused by clogged storm drains. Officials say the flooding was also caused by the Cranbury Bogs, which is an overflow from the Jamesburg Park. The mayor says the water began to rise early Wednesday morning and people who live along Railroad Avenue and John Street were forced to evacuate their homes.

Flood victims were told to take clothes for a couple of days. Many residents say this is the worst flooding they have ever seen. Approximately 20 homes were damaged by water, which is knee high on roadways.

Volunteers will continue to pump water out of the borough through Thursday. Evacuated residents may be able to return to their homes in a few days.

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