Lodi residents deal with damage, widespread flooding caused by Ida

Residents in Lodi are still cleaning up from significant flooding caused by remnants from Ida.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2021, 2:21 AM

Updated 962 days ago

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Residents in Lodi are still cleaning up from significant flooding caused by remnants from Ida.
The Passaic Avenue Bridge is closed to traffic and pedestrians after the Saddle River flooded. It is just one part of town dealing with widespread flooding.
“We didn’t expect this to rise this quick,” says resident Efrain Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says that not only he is coping with flooding in his basement, but also the shock of how quickly it poured in.
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“I had like 12 boxes that I really needed to bring upstairs, and they were about to my knee-high water. And not even – the fifth box was all the way up to my chest,” he says.
Gonzalez is one of many residents dealing with the aftermath of the storm. Luiggi Ordonez says that water gushed into his tax and travel office.
“Last night we were here working till 7:30, and we just had to get out and unplug what we could unplug, put things on desks, computers,” he says.
Many vehicles could be seen on Main Street and elsewhere in the town, trapped in the flood.
Police have blocked off the Passaic Avenue Bridge so that no one comes across it.


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