Cleanup begins in Trenton as evacuated residents return home

Many residents are returning home Monday for the first time since damaging waters flooded their homes. Hundreds were evacuated from Mercer County during the weekend as heavy rains and water from the Delaware River flooded the area.

Much of the water has now receded. Residents were let back in their houses to assess and begin cleaning up the flood damage. One antique salesman says all of the inventory kept in her basement is now ruined by water and mud. Despite the damages, some residents on Riverside Avenue have electricity while residents elsewhere do not. Officials say though the water pressure is low at times, the water is safe to drink.

Earlier in the day, National Guardsman protected the vacant homes from looters. Trenton housing inspectors also walked through the neighborhoods to determine if it was safe for residents to re-enter their homes.

The State House which was closed Monday due to flooding in the garage area will re-open Tuesday.

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