Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes in order to escape personal injuries on Tuesday, October 30, after a suspected levee breach in northern New Jersey caused their towns to flood. The levee breach was caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The breach, which authorities believe occurred on the Hackensack River, allowed 4 to 5 feet of water to surge into the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt, where a combined 2,000 people live.
Authorities said that while a breach is a likely possibility, the flooding could also have simply been the result of the swollen Hackensack overflowing its banks because of the rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy.
Emergency responders rescued at least 200 people, and many more were able to escape the flood without emergency assistance.
So far, no personal injuries have been reported.
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