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Ridgewood Fire Department’s Heroic Midnight Rescue: Vehicle Pulled from Water, Driver Saved

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Ridgewood NJ, in the early hours of Friday, July 12, 2024, Ridgewood Fire Department’s “A” Shift was called into action for a high-stakes rescue. Dispatched in the middle of the night, the team responded to an urgent report of a vehicle submerged in water with one occupant trapped inside. The incident reportedly took place in the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook near First Street.

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Addressing Flooding in Ridgewood: A Collaborative Effort

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Ridgewood has faced significant challenges with flooding, experiencing three major floods from October to January. This prompted village officials to intensify discussions with regional and national agencies to develop a robust water control solution.

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Village of Ridgewood Holds Informative Public Forum on Flood Mitigation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood recently hosted a productive and insightful public forum with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Village Hall. The meeting focused on how the USACE can assist Ridgewood with flood mitigation efforts. Residents had the opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and thoughts on the impact of flooding in the Village.

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BREAKING – Former Village employee reports Ridgewood Water dumped soil at Habernickel Park to facilitate its construction

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Prompted by our recent report concerning multiple Ridgewood Water construction sites as having been identified as a source of contaminated soil dumped at the Schedler Park property, a former Village employee just notified us that Ridgewood Water dumped several loads of soil at 1057 Hillcrest Road during the construction phase of Habernickel Park.

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US Army Corps of Engineers will be in Ridgewood on Monday, June 17th at 7:30 pm to discuss short- and long-term flooding solutions

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Ridgewood NJ, in January the Village of Ridgewood made a formal request to the United States Army Corps. of Engineers seeking their assistance and intervention with regard to flooding along the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and the Saddle River.

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SPRING TRADITION GETS UNDERWAY WITH OPENING DAY OF TROUT SEASON ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, New Jersey waterways will be freshly stocked with more than 180,000 rainbow trout, as well as larger broodstock, for anglers eagerly awaiting the beginning of spring trout season on Saturday, April 6.

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Flood Watch For Bergen County Starting Saturday Morning

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Ridgewood NJ, here we go again, flood watch is now in effect from Saturday morning through late Saturday night for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including Bergen , Passaic and Hudson  counties. Excessive rainfall may lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and low-lying areas, especially in poor drainage and urban regions.

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Village of Ridgewood Sets Up Next Appointment with the United States Army Corps of Engineers

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Ridgewood NJ,accord to the Village of Ridgewood Manager Keith Kazmark , the Village received a letter from Colonel Alexander L. Young, Commander of the New York District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers acknowledging the Village’s request for assistance and laying out multiple program options for us to pursue. We are tentatively set to meet internally with the USACE next week to discuss the path forward and next steps with regard to residential flooding and the impact on Village/BOE infrastructure. Progress.

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Deadline Nearing on Village of Ridgewood Flood Event Survey and Photo Submission

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Ridgewood NJ, has your home been impacted by a flood event? The Village of Ridgewood has launched an online portal for residents to submit details and photos of flood events.

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Ridgewood School District Searches for Solutions to Field Flooding Problem

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Ridgewood NJ, spring sports season is eagerly anticipated by students in the Ridgewood School District, but currently, athletes find themselves without fields to play on due to repeated damage caused by flooding.

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Village of Ridgewood Clears Fallen Trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River

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Ridgewood NJ, according to  Village Manager Keith Kazmark ,despite frigid temperatures our Parks Division began the process of removing down trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River yesterday.

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Village Manager Says Flooding Problem is Bigger than Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark said in Wednesday nights council meeting , “Our community experienced significant flooding this week for the for the third time in just over a three-month period. The Village has prioritized these concerns and has engaged the US Army Corps. of Engineers and the NJ DEP as we seek Federal and State support for flood mitigation. We must protect residential properties and both Village and Board of Education assets. I addressed this topic at the Village Council meeting last night.”

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Preparing for Potential Flooding in the Village of Ridgewood : Stay Informed and Take Precautions

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Ridgewood NJ, As we brace ourselves for an impending weather event, the Village is urging residents, especially those in low-lying areas near the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook or the Saddle River, to take necessary precautions. With heavy rains and strong winds forecast    for tomorrow night into Wednesday, it’s essential to stay informed and be prepared for the possibility of another flood event.

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Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday Afternoon for the Ridgewood Area

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from
Tuesday evening through Wednesday Afternoon.

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