By CBSNewYork Team

CRANFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Surveillance video captured the frightening moment floodwaters from Ida caused a basement wall to collapse at a Cranford home Wednesday.

In the video, a person can be seen walking in the basement through water up to their ankles.

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The family was downstairs trying to clean up when the wall suddenly gave way and several feet of water came pouring in.

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“The water just came in and, like, lifted me off my feet. I just remember being to the ceiling,” Janice Valle said. “I can’t swim, so I was afraid to leave that spot that I knew I had a little bit of air to breathe.”

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Fortunately, other family members heard her screaming and rushed downstairs to help.

CBSNewYork Team