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Sunday
Mar132011

Hundreds Evacuated as Rivers Overflow, Flood Parts of New Jersey

WABC-TV New York(LITTLE FALLS, N.J.) -- Rampant flooding kept hundreds of New Jersey residents out of their homes this weekend as the Passaic and Raritan Rivers continued to overflow.

In Little Falls, more than 500 homes were flooded by the Passaic River, according to ABC News New York affiliate WABC-TV. Continued flooding in numerous towns, including Wayne and Paterson, prompted evacuations.

Four bridges across the Passaic River were impassable due to the threatening flood waters.

Some residents will be allowed back to their homes on Monday as the waters begin to recede.

Officials expected the Passaic to crest Sunday at 11.9 feet.

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