I had the white-knuckle drive of my life on Wednesday. Long story short, by the time I got to Woodland Park, NJ, where I live, there was no way home. I safely parked at the intersection of McBride and Lackawanna in the TD Bank lot and waited with my 10 year old daughter until the rain stopped and the floodwater receded. We got home at 3 am but alive, thank God. A quarter-mile from where we were parked, a woman was swept away by a raging Peckman River on Lackawanna. She got out of her car and was swept away, probably into the Passaic River. They still haven't found the woman. Just horrible.
Also on Lackawanna Avenue, the Camal Judo dojo where my son takes classes -- wrecked. The sensei said he had to be rescued and he lost his truck to floodwater. He was trying to salvage equipment but the water rose so quickly, before he knew it, water was chest high. He said he was rescued through a window.