The Rockland County village of Sloatsburg, like most of the Tri-State Area, was not spared the damaging force of Tropical Storm Irene one year ago. But you won’t catch its residents complaining about it.
There is flooding and power outages in parts of the Tri-State after heavy rain and some snow moved through the area Wednesday night.
There were 17 people were on board the bus. Six people were injured, though none of the injuries are considered to be life threatening.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New York after Tropical Storm Irene, freeing up federal recovery funds.
A house in the middle of a flood zone in Pompton Lakes exploded early Monday, sending clouds of smoke and flames into the air.
Floodwaters rose all across New Jersey, closing roads from side streets to major highways as Irene, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state in more than a century, weakened and moved on, leaving more than 600,000 homes and businesses without power.
Toxic paint is the scourge of New Jersey’s industrial past, when the largest auto plant in the United States was right in Mahwah.
Heavy rains drenched already flood-weary communities in New Jersey on Thursday, forcing thousands of residents to prepare for disaster.
Thousands of residents in flood-prone neighborhoods across New Jersey were bracing themselves for additional rain headed into the area.
Forecasters said between one and three inches of rain could soak the state Thursday and flooding could continue into Friday evening.
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