LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Little Falls and Woodland Park communities have rallied in support of the victims of flash flooding on Aug. 11.
The Little Falls Athletic Club has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase gift cards to retailers such as ShopRite, Home Depot, Target, etc. for affected residents to help them get back on their feet. The page is located at https://www.gofundme.com/vc8ydq-little-falls-flood-victims?teamInvite=k82bxS0RYCfoBALcTkBCdI803BEKrqG8n44cNBt8H8P23UTCPD05nZriYsCAeCEp.
Little Falls Girl Scouts are collecting gift cards to Home Depot, Target, grocery stores, etc. for the victims. They can be dropped off at the Little Falls Recreation Center, 160 Paterson Ave.
Woodland Park Cub Scout Pack 31 is collecting cleaning supplies (bleach, buckets, mops, brooms, bathroom cleaners, floor cleaners, Clorox wipes, duct tape, etc.) Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 15 and 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Donations can be brought to the American Legion, 410 Mt Pleasant Ave. No cash/checks or gift cards are accepted.
In Little Falls, about 190 residences were damaged by the flooding with 20 of those homes rendered uninhabitable. Mayor James Damiano estimated that there is over $4.9 million in residential damages.
In Woodland Park, some 210 homes and 75 businesses sustained flood damage, according to Mayor Keith Kazmark. He estimated that the flooding caused about $3.5 million in damage.
Gov. Phil Murphy and other officials toured a Little Falls neighborhood near the Woodland Park border devastated by flash flooding on Monday. Earlier today he declared a state of emergency for Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts.