Thousands of New Jersey residents trapped Sandy floodwaters
Molly Line reports from Hoboken
- Duration 2:43
- Date Nov 1, 2012
Molly Line reports from Hoboken
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Certainly dual in Hoboken, New Jersey now this is a town.
Where thousands of people are still trapped a corner of the town flooded.
With several feet of water the National Guard is there rescuing folks stranded with no power and no water and no -- Hoboken is a city of 50000.
It's right across the Hudson River just west of New York City.
One of the most densely populated towns in the country Sandy's massive tidal surge flooding that town.
And trapping folks again with no way out Molly Line has made her way in how were things there this morning let's start review -- hello.
At bill like you said there's an incredible amount of devastation here in Hoboken a community that's been put under tremendous not a pressure by all of this water people.
Still stuck in apartments no power and that expectation of no power.
Is likely to go on for seven to ten days that's a big sign out here outside of City Hall explaining just so dire that situation is the National Guard still on the ground here -- They're here in case of any emergencies and responding to people that are -- are still stuck in various places.
The water is largely receded.
Around the area there are still spots where there are are six inches -- foot.
They're still basement apartments under water there -- just now early this morning we're beginning to see.
So -- the lights come on we're beginning to see some restaurants open up the most part that is not the story across this area still a lot of trouble and a lot of things.
To be done to get back to normal bill.
We understand you talk to folks who rode out sandy and as we mentioned that there are still people trapped there what -- they told you about there.
Experience this week knowledge.
Well you know it wasn't really difficult thing and this is Alex -- says he was actually one of those folks that was here for the storm the entire time.
And watch the water's rising Alex what was that like.
What came up pretty quickly -- just kind of sit on our front entrance so our building and all of a sudden the water got -- knee level higher than that.
And then the fire alarms went off.
Fire department came by -- to that we should probably evacuate.
-- to walk through the waist deep water and we came back the next morning.
Saw the National Guard with the boats and everything yesterday.
National Guard is -- up -- down the -- Boats in the trucks we saw cars getting stalled in in the lake that was my street won't.
And then you can backing you waded back through the water to give back your.
Yes yes we did that on Tuesday and it's.
Probably worse than it was Monday and I think you very much we're wishing you well out was able to finally walk out of his front door today without the water on -- -- But still a lot of problems and he expects -- without power for our.
A longtime -- -- easier Molly thank you we'll check -- next hour if you live in Hoboken here's a bit more from there with mark.