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NJ Flood Victims Getting Help From Red Cross, Salvation Army

Heavy rains caused significant flooding in Paterson, New Jersey on March 12, 2011. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Heavy rains caused significant flooding in Paterson, New Jersey on March 12, 2011. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Containers of bleach, disinfectant, gloves and cleaning kits are loaded onto an oversized municipal truck in Little Falls, NJ.

All the items have been donated by the Red Cross and Salvation Army for residents still suffering in the flooded areas including Totowa and Woodland Park.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney on the relief for flood victims

“They (residents) pretty much know the routine by now, but the biggest thing is mold,” said Fred Batelli, Little Falls emergency management coordinator.

Batelli told WCBS 880 Reporter Levon Putney the flood waters are going down in town, after pumping stations kicked in overnight.

Those pumps are sucking the water from streets and storm drains near the Passaic and pumping it back into the river.

Photo Gallery: Heavy Rains, Floods Ravage The Garden State, Westchester

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