The North Bergen Police Department received 200 calls for serviced related to Hurricane Ida yesterday, state Senator (D-32)/Mayor Nick Sacco said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Clean up efforts throughout the town are extensive after almost 11 inches of rain fell throughout our region last night,” Sacco said in a statement.
“Water has receded on most roadways at this moment but we are asking residents to remain in their homes if they are able to, in order to allow our roads to be opened up. Thankfully there were no major injuries reported during the storm.”
Additionally, North Bergen police received more than 300 calls during the storm, with over 200 of them being related directly to the storm.
We understand that road closures are frustrating, but we cannot stress enough the importance of not going around police vehicles or barricades that are blocking the roads that are flooded and unsafe,” the North Bergen PD tweeted at 11:23 a.m.
“We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to respond to calls of service. Stay safe!”
Residents are asked to remain away from powered lines as PSE&G crews work to restore powers on certain areas, as as to remain off the roads if possible since metered parking, the street sweeper, and residential parking enforcement has been cancelled for today.
Furthermore, DPW and NBPD personnel are working to remove abandoned vehicles that were caught in flooded areas, in addition to responding to collapsed structures and collapsed roadways.
An emergency meeting will take place today at the North Bergen Town Hall Chambers at 1:30 PM between Sacco, the board of commissioners, and top township personnel to further discuss clean up efforts.
More information will be provided after the meeting has concluded, officials said.