Posted on

National Weather Service Has Issued A Flood Advisory

Ridgewood_Flash_Flooding_theridgewoodblog

file photo by Boyd Loving

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for… Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey… Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey… Union County in northeastern New Jersey… Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey… Essex County in northeastern New Jersey… * Until 800 AM EDT. *

At 635 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to an area of thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen, with an additional half inch likely in areas. * Some locations that will experience flooding include… Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Passaic, Bayonne, Wayne, Hoboken, Plainfield, Bloomfield, Hackensack, Linden, Orange, Bergenfield and Paramus.

Posted on

Village of Ridgewood Flood Plain Management Symposium – January 21, 2019 at 7:30PM

Villagehallpreparesforflood_theridgewoodblog

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Village of Ridgewood will be holding its inaugural Floodplain Management Symposium on January 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Court Room, Level 4, located at Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue.

Staff from the Engineering Division and Building Department will host an open forum on topics ranging from purchasing in the floodplain to filing flood related insurance claims with your insurance agent.  Village staff would like to hear from realtors and insurance agents about their experiences.  These experiences will help our residents gain valuable information from these lessons learned.

 Residents are invited to come and learn firsthand.  Topics will also include flood preparedness and flood protection.

If have any specific topics or further questions please contact Jovan Mehandzic at jmehandzic@ridgewoodnj.net

Posted on

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Flood Victims to Beware of Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud During State of Emergency

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Newark NJ,  The Office of the Attorney General and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned residents in flood-ravaged New Jersey communities in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties to beware of price gouging and other disaster-related consumer fraud in the aftermath of this week’s torrential rains.

Continue reading NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Warn Flood Victims to Beware of Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud During State of Emergency

Posted on

UPDATE :Governor Phil Murphy Tours Flood Damaged Areas in Little Falls and Woodland Park, Declares State of Emergency

photos courtesy of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Little Falls NJ, Senator Kristin M. Corrado,Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips , Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney with Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Kazmark and Mayor Damiano toured the damage caused by Saturday’s flooding in Little Falls and Woodland Park.

Continue reading UPDATE :Governor Phil Murphy Tours Flood Damaged Areas in Little Falls and Woodland Park, Declares State of Emergency

Posted on

Flash Flooding Traps Drivers in Fair Lawn

Photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

August 12.2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Personnel from Fair Lawn Fire Department, the Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad, and Elmwood Park Fire Department  deployed a small boat to rescue the occupants of a 4-door sedan who became trapped in their vehicle by rising flood waters late Saturday afternoon, 08/11. The incident occurred on eastbound Broadway, under the NJ Transit railroad trestle, Fair Lawn shortly after 5 PM. All occupants were safely removed from the car and refused medical aid. A tow truck removed the soaked vehicle from the roadway.

Continue reading Flash Flooding Traps Drivers in Fair Lawn

Posted on

Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding

Photo by Gail McLaughlin McCarthy yesterday 4/16/18

April 17,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School field flooded again , Readers Say Turf Fields Exacerbate Village Flooding, sounds familiar  and yes it is ,from August 2,2014 ,

Is seems ever time it rains now , significance damage is done to our playing fields and Village property .We were told the turf fie;ds would drain faster , well yes they sure do but the water still needs some place to go like the Village Hall , the Ridgewood library .Since the Village Hall Rebuilding Fiasco  , and the addition of turf fields along the Ho Ho Kus brook the 50 year flood has now become an almost yearly event .
 Is it time to recognize the damage to the environment all this turf is doing  ?The problem is not just the fields at Stevens ,Maple and the RHS Stadium but the many turf fields all along the banks of our rivers all over Bergen County . Again the water needs some place to go http://theridgewoodblog.net/readers-say-turf-fields-exacerbate-village-flooding/
Posted on

Flash Flood Watch Till 11am in Ridgewood

Ridgewood_Flash_Flooding_theridgewoodblog

file photo by Boyd Loving

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
353 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

…Flash flooding possible this morning…

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS
MORNING…

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York,
including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey,
Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union,
Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and
Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn),
New York (Manhattan), Northern Nassau, Northern Queens,
Northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Richmond (Staten Island),
Rockland, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern
Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* Until 11 AM EDT this morning

* An area of low pressure along a frontal boundary will pass just
south and east of Long Island. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches
an hour are possible and may lead to flash flooding for the New
York City metropolitan area. Flash flooding will also be
possible for portions of the Lower Hudson Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

Posted on

Hurricane Joaquin better safe than sorry

Hurricane Joaquin

Octover 1st, 2015 – Hurricane Joaquin

Dear E-Notice Resident,

As many of you may know by now, Governor Chris Christie issued a State of Emergency this morning, alerting the public to be ready if Hurricane Joaquin’s trajectory brings it to N.J.

I am writing to you to let you know that we have been and will be on top of this situation. Your Village staff began preparations earlier this week, and we met this morning to continue our monitoring of this situation. Police, Fire and Emergency Services are all prepped and ready to go as is our DPW, Sewer & Water staff.

Currently one of Joaquin’s possible trajectories has it arriving Monday evening into Tuesday. We will keep you informed as more is known. So please take any storm preparedness steps that you normally would. Our Office of Emergency Management has a website page for tips and planning for hurricanes. Here is the link.

Hopefully the hurricane will take another track and we will not be impacted.

Our primary concern over the next couple of days is the possibility of high winds and significant rainfall possibly resulting in flooding and tree damage. The risk of tree damage has increased due to the drought conditions that we have been experiencing. The timeframe for this weather appears to be Friday evening through Saturday. We have staff and contractors on call in the event of downed trees or other emergency situations.

If you or anyone in your neighborhood has tree damage that results in a compromised street situation, please call (201) 652-3900: appropriate resources will be identified and deployed.

If your power goes out, please call PSE&G directly – 1(800) 436-PSEG; this will result in the most effective servicing.

Sign-ups for E-Notices as well as telephone notifications can be done on our website (www.ridgewoodnj.net). Please reach out to your neighbors who may not receive E-Notices or reverse 911 calls.

For anyone with special needs/disability related requirements, please email jkleiman@ridgewoodnj.net.

Best regards,

Roberta Sonenfeld

Village Manager

201-670-5500, ext. 203

-PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS-

Posted on

Flooding caused when Crash takes out Fire hydrant closing right shoulder of 17 south in Paramus

11894472_427116044141101_6842043614066652193_o
photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook
Flooding caused when Crash takes out Fire hydrant closing right shoulder of 17 south in Paramus
August 14,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, Paramus Police Department units on the scene of a motor vehicle collision in which a fire hydrant was struck on Route 17 southbound in Paramus, just south of Ridgewood Avenue, on Friday, 08/14.

The force of the collision’s impact sheared off the hydrant at its base causing a water leak that closed the right shoulder and right & center travel lanes of the highway for approximately two (2) hours beginning at 3:45 PM. Southbound traffic on Route 17 was backed up for miles as a result, and there was heavy rubbernecking northbound. The center travel lane of the highway was opened shortly after 5:30 PM.
No information about the number vehicles involved in the collision, nor the nature of any injuries, was available from police on the scene. A worker from United Water was observed at the scene attending to the leak.
Posted on

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

mayor _in_flood -theridgewoodblog

file photo by Boyd Loving
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY…
EASTERN BERGEN…EASTERN ESSEX…EASTERN PASSAIC…EASTERN
UNION…HUDSON…WESTERN BERGEN…WESTERN ESSEX…WESTERN
PASSAIC AND WESTERN UNION. IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK…BRONX…
KINGS (BROOKLYN)…NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)…NORTHERN NASSAU…
NORTHERN QUEENS…NORTHERN WESTCHESTER…RICHMOND (STATEN
ISLAND)…ROCKLAND…SOUTHERN NASSAU…SOUTHERN QUEENS AND
SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE REMNANTS OF BILL IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT
THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO OCCUR DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY
MORNING…AND COULD LEAD TO WIDESPREAD URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
FLOODING. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE
BETWEEN 1 TO 2 INCHES…ALTHOUGH AMOUNTS OF UP TO 3 INCHES WILL
BE POSSIBLE WITH AREAS OF HEAVIER RAIN…AND IN THUNDERSTORMS.
THE HEAVY RAINFALL SATURDAY NIGHT COULD FALL WITHIN A SHORT
PERIOD OF TIME…LEADING TO SHARP RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS IN NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SIGNIFICANT POOR DRAINAGE
FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE
ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING
DEVELOP.