Rescues Underway from Flooding throughout New Jersey: A Time for Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

With three people dead in New Jersey due to falling trees, the death toll from Hurricane Sandy in the United States has climbed to 33 as of October 30, 2012, according to FoxNews. It was reported by NJ.com that a man and woman were killed and two children were injured in Mendham Township after a tree fell on their pickup truck. A man in Hawthorne was also killed after a tree fell on the roof of his home.

Now that 90 mph winds that shook the state on Monday have passed, the worst of the storm seems to be over. However, the aftermath poses many dangers to those in New Jersey and across the Northeast and the time of rebuilding will be a difficult one.

NBCNews.com reports that the levee protecting Moonachie, Little Ferry, South Hackensack and Hackensack either broke or overflowed, causing severe flooding. The National Guard, the State Police, and local agencies have been evacuating residents from these areas.

Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford told CNN that a section of the boardwalk has been washed out and “too many people” didn’t follow instructions to evaluate. He advised that anyone still in town should “hunker down and try to wait this thing out.”

With evacuations and over 2.8 million power outages across the Northeast, the American Red Cross provided shelter to almost 11,000 people Monday night in 258 Red Cross-run facilities throughout 16 states.

We are wishing the best to all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy and hoping that you and your family stay safe and strong through this challenging time.