SITUATION REPORT MAY 1, 2O14 – SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT

South Region Counties

Atlantic – No major issues reported.

Burlington – Due to minor flooding along the Rancocas Creek, Lumberton has declared a SOE at approximately 0500 hours. Approximately 30 people have been evacuated to a reception center at a local fire and/or municipal hall. Medford is also experiencing flooding and began evacuations of low-lying areas with approximately 15 people who are now occupying a municipal reception center. Evacuations will stay in effect until high tide recedes – expected after 0700 hrs this morning.

Camden – No major issues reported. Some street flooding in Camden City due to clogged storm drains and Brooklawn circle @ SH130 is flooded.

Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester  – No major issues reported.

Salem – Flooding issues around the Delaware River around high tide at 2 AM, mainly in the streets around Penns Grove, Pennsville, and Carney’s Point. Water near Carney’s Point Care at 2 am, but no external evacuation was required. Monitoring the next tidal cycle.  There were several roads flooded in other parts of the County, due to rain runoff.

Central Region Counties

Hunterdon – Rivers and streams appear to be holding. Minor flooding and several local road are closed. No anticipated traffic impact.

Mercer – Assunpink Creek @ Trenton has risen to 11.62 ft; major flood stage occurs at 11.0 ft. Millstone River @ Griggstown has come down to 17.56 ft; major flood stage occurs at 15.0 ft. Millstone River at Blackwells Mills has risen to 15.19 ft; major flood stage occurs at 15.0 ft.

Middlesex – Raritan River at Bound Brook 33.55 ft. Flood stage is 28 ft. These Rivers have maintained at this stage and will be monitored throughout the day. Several local road closures.

Union – No major issues reported.

Ocean – Several local road closures due flooding

Monmouth – Several road closures due to flooding

Somerset – No major issues reported.

North Region Counties

Most of the rivers, streams, and/or creeks in the North Region have caused localized and urban flooding. Many major and secondary roadways are closed due to flooding conditions.

Bergen County –  All of the rivers, streams, and creeks in the County are at the tops of their banks which caused many major and secondary roadways are closed due to flooding conditions. No homes have been affected and there have been no evacuations at this time.  EOC activation at this time.

Sussex County – Currently, there are (2) homes that were affected by flood waters in Branchville, however; no evacuations were necessary. Protective measures were taken with sand bags to protect the residences. There is no anticipation of problems on the Delaware River.

Passaic County – has previously observed the Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes below flood stage but has re-designated this area as Near Flood Stage.   The Wanaque River at Wanaque and the Passaic River at Little Falls has reported moderate flooding at these locations. A flood warning is in effect for the Passaic River at Little Falls from Thursday afternoon until further notice.  Paterson is reporting that portions of River Street, Presidential Blvd, Bridge St., Tyler St., Totowa Ave. and Mclean Blvd. are flooded.  The Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes has reported a new forecast as minor flooding at this time.  Little Falls advised that they expect only minor flooding.  The Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes will crest today and at this time they do not anticipate any flooding.  Clifton, Passaic, West Milford, Bloomingdale reported no flooding.   Wayne Township reports some road closures on the border of Wayne and Oakland and secondary roads due to water in the streets area of Terhune Drive.

Essex County – Has reported that several areas in Newark experienced localized flooding. Essex County OEM has re-designated the Passaic River at Pine Brook from below flood stage to currently “Near Flood Stage”. 

Hudson County – Hoboken performed (5) water rescues regarding vehicles in water last night.

Morris County – The issue with the Ledell Pond Dam in Morris County has been corrected and no further problems are anticipated.

Warren – No major issues reported.

Voluntary Agencies

American Red Cross Update

Manville, Somerset County:  Red Cross has a shelter team in place and is running it as a joint shelter operation with the Manville CERT.

Medford, Burlington County:  assisting several individuals with shelter, food and clothing.

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