STORM WATCH: Water rises to three and a half feet at Jamesburg business; others also flooded

Business owners on West Railroad Avenue in Jamesburg have begun the cleanup process after floodwaters Sunday shut them down.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2021, 10:30 AM

Updated 968 days ago

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Business owners on West Railroad Avenue in Jamesburg have begun the cleanup process after floodwaters Sunday shut them down. 
“It was 41 3/4 inches high,” says Luke Becker, with Four Boys Ice Cream. “So, three and a half feet, about.”
Four Boys Ice Cream, just across from Thompson Park and Lake Manalapan, is the lowest point at the corner of West Railroad Avenue and Forsgate Drive.
“We got probably about 90% of the equipment out last night,” says Becker. “We started scrubbing all the mud out and that’s the main goal, get all the mud out. We’re hoping the soft serve ice cream machines still work because the compressors were higher than the waterline.”
The building owner where Seniors Barber Shop operates says this needs to be prevented in the future.  
“Unacceptable! It just is unacceptable, and it should be remedied by the town and the county,” says Mary Jo Giancola. “I hold the county accountable also.”
News 12 reached out to the county commissioner for comment on the lake situation, but they did not get back.
Becker says if you’d like to help them get back on their feet in Jamesburg, please visit one of their five other locations.  


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