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There have been six major floods since Gov. Chris Christie was elected in 2009, the Sierra Club of New Jersey’s Jeff Titel told WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot.
The underground garage is used by state government employees who work in the Statehouse complex. It’s located less than 200 yards from the banks of the Delaware River and is prone to flooding when the river rises.
Rising rivers flooded roadways in some of the same communities hit hard by Hurricane Irene as several hundred New Jersey residents remained in shelters Friday, waiting for waters from Tropical Storm Lee to recede.
Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neill Sheehan said Salem II was running at full power as of late Friday morning. Salem I was at 80 percent.
Gov. Dan Malloy says he is pressing the federal government to help Connecticut assess damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
Officials say 18-year-old Daniel Rak of Brooklyn and two friends tried to swim across the river at Narrowsburg near a Boy Scout camp where Rak was a volunteer leader.
As flood-prone areas of New Jersey began drying out Tuesday, angry residents of flooded areas called again on New Jersey’s leaders to do more to keep their roads and homes dry.
Forecasters said minor to moderate flooding will continue along the Passaic River at Pine Brook and Little Falls and the Rockaway River at Boonton until they begin to recede Tuesday.
The 58th annual re-enactment of Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river — the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War — was staged Saturday on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border.
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