New Jersey town overrun by water swell; rescues under way
MOONACHIE, N.J. -- Authorities have launched a rescue effort after a huge swell of water flooded a small northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.
Moonachie Police Sgt. Tom Schmidt says the rush of water left about 5 feet of water in the streets within 45 minutes.
The police and fire departments are flooded.
Officials are using boats to try to rescue about 800 people living in a trailer park and other stranded residents.
There are no reports of injuries or deaths.
Local authorities initially reported a levee had broken. But Gov. Chris Christie says a berm overflowed.
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