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Sixteen minutes past the hour as we assess the damage up and -- the eastern seaboard you're looking now.
-- not keep moving up -- New Jersey a small town that I've lived here from -- thirteen years never heard of it.
But it's in.
It's in Bergen county New Jersey which is just across the Hudson River.
Are you drive just a bit and I don't know at least a half million people who work in the city it seems like live there.
And work here in travel and -- new Jersey transit new Jersey transit is down we don't know when the trains are going to be back the stations are flooded with.
From New Jersey it's just an open question as to when they'll be able to get around like normal.
Let's get to the phone out it to -- Mer are New Jersey if you've heard of -- birds probably -- the largest executive airport.
In the country -- the most most used by the most people is there folks from all over this region it's sort of an evacuation area there and the chief executive.
Big executive chief of staff for Bergen County is there Jeanne erotic is on the line Jeanne good afternoon thank you.
Experience effort with -- big picture how's it look.
I think it -- it's devastating here we've we've never been damaged that was being like that we've ever seen water come -- high in these town.
Or wearing northern your spirit they but Mottaki is that southern tip of Bergen county and -- -- flooding and storm like this but what happened.
We're not sure how it happened but we believe that it's about a quarter was because of the heights heights -- -- it.
Just just too much water with no place to go at it and it just -- right over and within thirty minutes after midnight last night.
These towns were under water.
Breaking up just a little bit -- -- on the line with -- -- -- who live in hurricane areas might know the feeling.
You think it's okay you've done this before your grandmother did it your father did it everything's fine we've never had to.
All of a sudden it's midnight.
It's cold outside the winds are howling and there's water in the living room -- from all the forums that I've read in the Bergen County record and other places this morning.
It looks like by the tens of thousands people were terrified.
They absolute wire and and I don't think they really understand would hit them we thought they.
Staging area here but -- -- -- airport.
And we're bringing people end up with find out where they belong they've got relatives that got relatives coming and look at -- -- The governor has been phenomenal because he'd given up all the aspect that we need.
We needed both -- had we got the National Guard here we have some another shift -- national park permanent.
I'm Virginia later today -- that -- -- they're still doing search and rescue right now and they continue to bring people and and now we're finding shelter for everyone.
Can you know what my assistant since you Barkley lives in that area and tells me that there's still people in and around her neighborhood.
Not far from our neighborhood who were still waiting for boats to come get them not not that anybody's not doing all the best they can.
It just it 20 minutes after 3 o'clock in the afternoon the day after the storm missed eleven and able to get to everybody not due to a lack of trying -- erratic all the best to you and everybody in Bergen county New Jersey thank you.
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