Tidal Surge Swamps New Jersey Towns

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say the body of an unidentified man has been pulled out of the Hackensack River, which overflowed its banks and swamped two towns.

The body was recovered Tuesday from the river in the city of Hackensack.

Superstorm Sandy triggered a tidal surge that sent the river and its tributaries overflowing its banks during the middle of the night.

The towns of Moonachie (moo-NAH'-kee) and Little Ferry just to the south of Hackensack both suffered heavy flooding. Rescues of stranded residents continued Tuesday afternoon.

Bergen County officials say flooding also occurred along the river in Hackensack but was less severe than downriver.

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