Levee breaks in New Jersey town, hundreds being evacuated

Levee breaks in New Jersey town, hundreds being evacuated

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Waves crash against a previously damaged pier before landfall of Hurricane Sandy October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Storm-driven waves crashed ashore and flooded seafront communities across a swathe of the eastern United States as Hurricane Sandy barreled towards land. Officials warned that the threat to life and property was "unprecedented" and ordered hundreds of thousands of residents in cities and towns from New England to North Carolina to evacuate their homes and seek shelter. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 4:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 30 at 5:30 AM

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) -- Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.

Bergen County executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the entire town of Moonachie is under water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.

Baratta says people in a trailer park have had to climb on the roofs of their trailers to await rescue.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.)

 

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