Powerful storms cause flooding in parts of northern New Jersey

Powerful storms that moved through New Jersey Monday afternoon caused pockets of major flooding in northern New Jersey.
The Hackensack Fire Department rescued several people who were stuck in their vehicles in flooded streets.
Route 17 in Paramus near the Garden State Plaza Mall also saw some major flooding.
Saddle Brook and Hoboken officials stated that there were multiple roadways that were flooded and urged drivers to avoid those areas.
The intersection of Clifton and Lakeview avenues in Clifton became a lake in a matter of minutes.
“This intersection, as you see, is flooded,” says Christian Alvarez of Advance Auto Parts. “Happens every time it rains hard. It’s pretty bad.”
Alvarez says that this is the worst he has ever seen the flooding in the area.
But as the storms and flooding clear out, New Jersey will next have to deal with intense heat. Temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s over the next several days.
Multiple municipalities have opened cooling centers for residents as a way to escape the heat.
Residents are urged to wear light clothing, limit their time outdoors and drink plenty of water.
Most cooling centers open on Tuesday and will be open through the weekend.