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Levee breaks in Northern New Jersey, Floods Three Towns

Levee breaks in Northern New Jersey, Floods Three Towns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A levee broke in northern New Jersey on Tuesday, flooding the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt with 4 to 5 feet of water in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, officials told Reuters.

Baratta said the three towns had been “devastated” by the flood of water. The break comes after Sandy, which dropped below hurricane status just before it hit the U.S. East Coast on Monday, flooded parts of New Jersey and New York City.

(This story is corrected with spelling of NJ official’s name)

(Reporting By Daniel Bases and Edward Krudy; Editing by Bill Trott)

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