NJ assesses flood damage

    We finally have a beautiful, rain-free day ahead of us, but all that wet weather has taken its toll on the Garden State.

    The state’s Emergency Management Office starts the work today of determining the magnitude and severity of floods over the last few days.

    Officials will examine roads, bridges and homes, especially in southern New Jersey.

    Salem County Freeholder Bruce Bobbitt says the cost to fix 14 roads, nine bridges and culverts and a rail line is expected to be at least $3.7 million. Cumberland County spokesman Keith Wasserman says the damage there is believed to be in the millions of dollars.

    State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes says the damage survey process provides a basis for deciding what avenues the state can pursue to assist the towns and people affected.

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