JERSEY CITY - According to officials, members of the Jersey City Fire Department rescued motorists after their car became trapped in heavy flood waters.
In Downtown Jersey City near at Merseles and Montgomery streets, motorists were attempting to navigate roads that soon became waist-deep in flash flood waters. Units were able to respond and safely assist the occupants as they were forced to leave the car and flee on foot.
Similar scenes are playing out throughout Hoboken and Jersey City, as low-lying streets in this flood prone area are inundated with rains from Tropical Storm Fay. The storm, which made landfall just north of Atlantic City around 4:45 p.m., is expected to continue moving north throughout the evening, bringing more rains and potentially damaging winds.
"Drivers are warned not to try to pass through flooded roadways," said Jersey City Spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, "which may be deeper than they appear."
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