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Old 09-01-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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I am assuming Sussex does not, in general, flood bad. However, Southern Bergen County, almost all of Passaic County, and even areas of eastern Morris were severely hit hard by Hurricane Irene. It shocked me to see everywhere from Riverdale to Willowbrook mall to Lodi completely under water.

With all of that said, I have a couple of questions. What areas of North Jersey are elevated high enough to, generally overall, avoid disasters such as Hurricane Irene? This goes for EACH county.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Summit did not experience flooding during Irene, though technically it's in Union County, but right next door to Morris and Essex counties. I doubt Mountainside did either--it's also elevated. And I live in the lower part of Summit, about a mile from the Passaic.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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My mother is in northwest Bergen County. (Midland Park). No flooding there.

I think you have to look at the areas where the rivers run. For example, Wayne/Oakland ALWAYS floods in the areas where the Ramapo and Passaic rivers converge. There's always talk of doing something about it, but frankly, when you are in a river basin, you must expect floods.
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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The first and second Watchung ridges extend into Passaic County (also Union and Essex and elsewhere); anything on them won't flood unless there's very bad local drainage. Of course what falls on the hills ends up in the valleys, so towns at the base of the ridges got flooded.
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:59 AM
 
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Are there any towns in the aforementioned counties that NEVER flood because of elevation or lack of major rivers?
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:31 AM
 
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Are there any towns in the aforementioned counties that NEVER flood because of elevation or lack of major rivers?
Yes, the towns that don't have major rivers.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood
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As far as I know, Paramus didn't have any flooding.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Default flooding in Passaic

I am suppossed to be driving to Passaic from Camden county this weekend. Can anyone tell me if there are still areas flooded? I will be coming up major highways into the city of Passaic. Any info anyone has will help!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Low lying areas off of Rte. 21 can be flooded in Passaic. Not sure what the current status is. We're getting several more inches of rain as I type this.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think most towns, even in the higher elevations, deal with some flooding. Not to the level seen in places like Pompton Plains, but still enough to cause problems. Ponds, lakes, and streams are overflowing as I type this.
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