Floods of Northern New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Floods of Northern New Jersey (Images of America Series)


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Situated between winding rivers and prone to turbulent storms, northern New Jersey has had an extensive and tumultuous history of flooding. The most severe flood occurred in 1903 when three days of nonstop rain, averaging 12 inches per day, melted more than 23 inches of snow and ice—inundating the cities of Passaic and Wallington and splitting Paterson in two. Since 1945, more than 60 documented storms have wreaked havoc and shaken the region. In 2011, the second-worst storm in North Jersey’s history, Hurricane Irene, struck with more than 11 inches of rain, displacing 6,000 residents in Paterson alone and hitting Bergen and Passaic Counties with a vengeance. Only one year later, Superstorm Sandy rolled into North Jersey, flooding Moonachie and Little Ferry with surges up to five feet. Floods of Northern New Jersey showcases the rich documentation of flooding through a unique and significant photographic collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467120876
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,275,039
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

For more than 100 years, the Record and its sister publications have chronicled these floods in pictures and words. Floods of Northern New Jersey depicts the newspapers’ rich archival photograph collection, capturing the moment and the devastation of some of these great floods

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 History of Flooding in North Jersey 9

2 Floods of 2010 79

3 Floods of 2011 93

4 Hurricane Irene 101

5 Hurricane Sandy 115

About the Organization 126

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