HACKENSACK, N.J. — Less than a week after a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain event flooded Hackensack streets, and members of the city Fire Department rescued 17 people who were trapped in submerged vehicles, the fire department faced yet another rescue in the same areas in a downpour Friday night.
On Friday, July 10, the heavy rain that resulted from Tropical Storm Fay, which made landfall in New Jersey last night, produced massive flooding in Hackensack between Green and Lodi Streets, submerging the roadway in what appeared 3 inches of rain water.
At Stop & Shop off West Pleasantview Avenue, the fire department rescued two occupants who were trapped in their cars — the waters of which nearly covered the tires — with a high-water truck and a cat.
The Fire Department alerted residents on their Facebook page to avoid chancing driving through flooded streets.
“Turn around, don’t drown,” the post admonished.
Earlier in the week on Monday, July 6, the Fire Department rescued 17 people on Lodi and Green Street and off West Pleasantview Avenue near the entrance of Stop & Shop.