Residents in Wallington said they received messages Tuesday morning that evacuations would take place. Some people struggled to make sense of flooding and shocked by the pure scale of the damage.
“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”
Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi says it appears the man was targeted, noting there’s no evidence to suggest the killing was a random act. And while the victim has been identified, Bianchi declined to release his identity pending family notification.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said police believe the deceased individual to be a Hispanic male in his 20’s or 30’s.
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.
Many roads in flood-struck areas were expected to remain closed until sometime Monday or even Tuesday.
Flooded rivers in the Tri-State Area forced road closures and evacuations from New Jersey to Westchester County on Friday, and residents were left waiting to see how bad the damage would be once the rivers crest.