Hudson County Faces Rising Waters Amid Flash Flood Alert
HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Hudson County experienced significant water levels this morning as the high tide rolled in around 9 a.m. Several vehicles were seen navigating through the inundated streets, prompting local law enforcement to set up barriers on numerous roads for safety.
Authorities have sounded the alarm with a flash flood alert in effect until 12:30 p.m. The community is being urged to exercise caution, as flash floods can escalate rapidly, posing serious risks. It’s essential to note that even shallow waters, as little as six inches, have the potential to sweep vehicles off their path.
Weather experts anticipate the region might witness rainfall exceeding 4 inches by early Saturday morning. Such heavy downpours haven’t been observed since the aftermath of Tropical Depression Ida, which tragically claimed 30 lives in New Jersey back in September 2021.