The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning, which means that flooding is imminent, for northern Essex County on Monday afternoon. Additional thunderstorms and floods were predicted to continue until 10 p.m. tonight evening.
Caldwell and Bloomfield were among the communities in Bergen and Essex counties expressly listed by the NWS in their flood warning statement. They said that a few water rescues had already taken place.
All municipalities in Essex County were reportedly in the line of severe thunderstorms, according to the NWS. Until 10 p.m., a watch was maintained. However, bright skies and highs in the 90s are anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Overnight floods in North Jersey in the previous two years trapped individuals and resulted in fatalities.
Residents are advised by officials not to attempt to drive across flooding.
The NWS stated about the flood warning, which ends at 4:30, “Some locations that will experience flash flooding include: Paterson, Passaic, Wayne, Bloomfield, Hackensack, Bergenfield,Paramus, Ridgewood, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Secaucus, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Caldwell, Kearny, Englewood, Hawthorne, Oradell, Norwood and Teterboro.”