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calendar   Tuesday - August 30, 2011

Dealing With Irene

You Can’t Get There From Here

NJ towns and roads flooded in aftermath of hurricane





Vermont may be making all the news right now with the unprecedented flooding they’re having, but Vermont is not alone. Plenty of flooding all up and down the East Coast. New Jersey got it’s share and then some, being one of the three states where the hurricane made landfall.

We live up on a hill, about 60 feet above the rest of the town. All of our utility lines are underground. Thank God for that; we had no flooding, and only lost power for maybe half an hour, plus a dozen little 1 minute outages later on. Most folks in the state did not get off anywhere near as lightly.  Clinton’s iconic image is the old red mill, which sits on a mill pond by a dam right on the edge of downtown. The dam held, but for a while the waters came over the side of the pond. Here’s a link to a video of the flood running through our downtown Monday. It looks a bit worse than it is; downtown has nice tall curbs that kept most of the water in check.

Elsewhere around the state ...

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The Rockaway River ate Rt 287 at Boonton. NJ has 4 major east-west highways: Rt 80, Rt78, the NJ Turnpike, and the Atlantic City Expressway. The Garden State Parkway runs north-south down the east side of the state. Rt 287 is a huge ring road that connects to NY Rt 17 and the Thruway at the north end and the Holland Tunnel and the Garden State Parkway at the south end. It’s pretty much a third of a giant circle that encloses the super-suburban area, and the center of the circle is New York City. Boonton is just north of where Rt 80 hits Rt 287. So maybe you can get there from here, but you can’t get back.



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Rescuing the rescuers. The Manville fire department had to rescue some National Guard troops when rising waters overtook their trucks. That is not a river they are in, it’s Main St. Manville is about 35 miles south of Boonton on Rt 287. Manville isn’t far from Boundbrook, an inauspiciously named town that always floods. I’m sure they’re underwater still. So many of the state’s most populated areas are right next to Raritan Bay, which had big-time storm surge. And that’s where many of the rivers and streams wind up. Heck, geologically the whole area is called the Newark Basin. Duh.

A huge source of pictures and stories on the NJ flood situation can be found here, with tons of links to more, like this photo page. As far as I know, there has only been one fatality so far, a first responder down in Princeton.

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If you lived in Joisey, your feet would probably be wet right now.

I think I’ll try and take the back way and the high roads up to bowling tonight. The main road crosses several streams and rivers, including the Musconetcong. It may not yet be passable. Duh, maybe I should call first and see if the alley even has power.


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