A Levee Breaks in New Jersey

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  • MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have launched a rescue effort after a huge swell of water flooded a small northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.

    Moonachie Police Sgt. Tom Schmidt says the rush of water left about 5 feet of water in the streets within 45 minutes.

    The police and fire departments are flooded.

    Officials are using boats to try to rescue about 800 people living in a trailer park and other stranded residents.

    There are no reports of injuries or deaths.

    Local authorities initially reported a levee had broken. But Gov. Chris Christie says a berm overflowed.

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