HACKENSACK, N.J. — Seventeen people trapped in vehicles submerged in water were rescued by members of the city fire department following this afternoon’s severe thunderstorm that brought with it several inches of rain.
A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service late Monday afternoon for southeastern Bergen County with Hackensack on a list of several flood-prone towns, which included neighboring Paramus, in addition to Lyndhurst, Hoboken and Jersey City among others.
The Hackensack Fire Department rescued the people who were trapped in cars submerged in water — the height of which reached about three-fourths of the car doors — on Lodi and Green Street and West Pleasantview Avenue, near the entrance of Stop N Shop, Captain Justin Derevyanik said.
The fire department utilized their high water vehicle to rescue the parties and bring them onto dry land safely.
No injuries were reported.