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Rescue efforts through the night in Moonachie, Little Ferry, Carlstadt after levee breaks

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BULLETIN: A massive effort to rescue hundreds of people continued through the night in Bergen County, where a levee break flooded Moonachie and parts of Carlstadt and Little Ferry, bringing rescuers from the National Guard, the New Jersey State Police, the Bergen County Police Department’s Water Search & Recovery Unit and all available personnel and equipment from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE (1 p.m.): Hundreds of people were rescued overnight after a berm break flooded Moonachie and parts of Carlstadt and Little Ferry. Hundreds more were waiting, Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro said thir morning. He also said the floodwaters destroyed the police station, fire department, civic center, borough hall and ambulance squad buildings. READ MORE….

The Bergen County Vocational Technical School was opened to receive those who were displaced, Jeanne Baratta, chief of staff for County Executive Kathleen Donovan, told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Fair Lawn Rescue also brought a boat. Other departments, most from East Bergen, were responding, as well.

The Hackensack River breach occurred around 1:30, residents said.

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