Floodwaters still rising in Lincoln Park

While water is starting to recede in many flooded areas in Morris County, some communities continue to see the floodwaters rise. With the Passaic River rising, rescue workers evacuated more than 200

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2007, 12:34 AM

Updated 6,215 days ago

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Floodwaters still rising in Lincoln Park
While water is starting to recede in many flooded areas in Morris County, some communities continue to see the floodwaters rise.
With the Passaic River rising, rescue workers evacuated more than 200 residents in Lincoln Park. Kathleen Thornley says the floodwaters literally forced her out of her home on River Edge Road.
?The back wall of the house gave in and the water rushed into the basement within two minutes,? Thornley said.
In Wayne, a woman and her son had to be rescued when the water surrounding their home rose above 7 feet.
Many residents hope the floodwaters start receding quicker and the river starts to level. Meanwhile, the Lincoln Park Office of Emergency Management estimates damage to homes in the town is about $7 million.
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