Children rescue baby from New Jersey flood

Children rescue baby from New Jersey flood
Children rescue baby from New Jersey flood

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Flash flooding occurred on July 18 in New Jersey as a result of a rainstorm that lasted 15 to 20 minutes, according to eyewitnesses, and flooded Drift Street. One of the families living on this street was forced to escape drowning after a flood caused by a thunderstorm destroyed the basement wall and dragged several family members, including a baby, into the water, writes Pix11.
It was one of five families affected by the flood, which lasted until late Tuesday evening.
Unforeseen downpour began in the late morning of 18 July. Mia Sekeria, a high school student, was at home when the disaster struck. She said that in just a few minutes, the street in front of their house turned into a deep stream of water, reaching at least the chest. The water flooded their apartment on the ground floor and severely damaged the basement. They were all pulled into the water like a whirlpool. One of those who got swept in by the current was Mia’s little brother.
“I tried to save my little brother by diving underwater,” Mia said. The water pushed me hard, and I held on so as not to drown. My cousin was eventually able to save my little brother, who was drowning and trying to push himself off the water.”
Infant Levi Sekeria was hospitalized due to the presence of water in his lungs, the boy’s father said. The age of the baby is not reported.

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The flood had serious consequences: the walls and foundation of the Sekeria family’s house were damaged. The manager of their house said that the pressure of the flood had destroyed the basement wall, and the water had pulled the occupants down like a whirlpool.
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This terrible incident occurred as a result of heavy rains, which lasted about 15-20 minutes and led to the complete flooding of Drift Street.
“Fortunately, I wasn’t in my car when it happened,” said Ron Hondo. When the downpour subsided, he captured a video of his car being swept away in the current, most of it submerged.
Locals described how their cars were like toy boats in the bathroom, being exposed to the elements. Car overturns and open trunks were inevitable results of the force of the water flow.

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Rescue services and volunteers continue to work to restore public and private buildings destroyed by the disaster.

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Children rescue baby from New Jersey flood

Flash flooding occurred on July 18 in New Jersey as a result of a rainstorm that lasted 15 to 20 minutes, according to eyewitnesses, and flooded Drift Street. One of the families living on this street was forced to escape drowning after a flood caused by a thunderstorm destroyed the basement wall and dragged several family members, including a baby, into the water, writes Pix11.

It was one of five families affected by the flood, which lasted until late Tuesday evening.

Unforeseen downpour began in the late morning of 18 July. Mia Sekeria, a high school student, was at home when the disaster struck. She said that in just a few minutes, the street in front of their house turned into a deep stream of water, reaching at least the chest. The water flooded their apartment on the ground floor and severely damaged the basement. They were all pulled into the water like a whirlpool. One of those who got swept in by the current was Mia’s little brother.

“I tried to save my little brother by diving underwater,” Mia said. The water pushed me hard, and I held on so as not to drown. My cousin was eventually able to save my little brother, who was drowning and trying to push himself off the water.”

Infant Levi Sekeria was hospitalized due to the presence of water in his lungs, the boy’s father said. The age of the baby is not reported.

On the subject: Downpours in New York and New Jersey: how to survive during the flood, and what to do after it

The flood had serious consequences: the walls and foundation of the Sekeria family’s house were damaged. The manager of their house said that the pressure of the flood had destroyed the basement wall, and the water had pulled the occupants down like a whirlpool.

Waterfowl machines

This terrible incident occurred as a result of heavy rains, which lasted about 15-20 minutes and led to the complete flooding of Drift Street.

“Fortunately, I wasn’t in my car when it happened,” said Ron Hondo. When the downpour subsided, he captured a video of his car being swept away in the current, most of it submerged.

Locals described how their cars were like toy boats in the bathroom, being exposed to the elements. Car overturns and open trunks were inevitable results of the force of the water flow.

On the subject: A quarter of the city’s population will suffer: how sea level rise will affect New York

Rescue services and volunteers continue to work to restore public and private buildings destroyed by the disaster.

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