Remnants of Ivan dump heavy rain and cause flash flooding across New Jersey
(09/18/04) KNOWLTON - The storm that was Hurricane Ivan made its way up to the Garden State on Saturday. Though it has decreased in power, it still dumped a great deal of heavy rain and brought flash flooding around the state.
One of the worst hit areas was Warren County. Flash floods rushed across Route 46 in Knowlton Township, turning part of the roadway into a lake. Also, County Road 616 was closed to traffic. Floodwater there is eating away at the sides of the pavement. One homeowner on that road has six feet of water in his basement.
Along the Delaware River, there were rapids and dangerous currents. Reports of a body floating downstream had police search and rescue teams combing the river. Meanwhile in neighboring Morris County, a flash flood took out part of Scully's Mountain Road and put a golf course in Washington Township underwater.
Many residents from all across the state hit with the storm are involved in major cleanup efforts.