The following pictures were taken by Shaun Baines, a May 1999 graduate of nearby Rutgers University, and a volunteer working for the NWS in Mount Holly, NJ. These pictures were taken on September 17, 1999 in New Brunswick, NJ a day after the passage of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Floyd. Floyd dropped just over 7 inches of rain in the New Brunswick area and caused the Raritan River to overflow its banks.
Here is a list of the rainfall amounts as a result of Floyd from New Jersey, Delaware, NE Maryland, and Eastern Pennsylvania.
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1...This picture was taken at the intersection of Route 18 and Commercial Ave.
2...Believe it or not, this truck driver was actually attempting to drive out of the flood waters when this picture was taken...he didn't make it. This is an example of why we advise people not to drive through water when it covers the roadway.
3...The intersection of Johnson Drive and Route 27 was severely flooded, and was not reopened for several days.
4...This is the usually calm Raritan River at its crest. Land is normally exposed before the tree line on the other side.
The following pictures were taken by Chet Henricksen a previous Meteorologist in Charge of the NWS Mt. Holly Office. These pictures are from Chester County Pa.
5...Your are looking south along Dowlin Forge Road at 430 pm Sep 16. The road is in Uwchlan Twp, Chester County. The road is closed with over 1 1/2 feet of water. The creek in the foreground to the left of the picture is runny very fast and well out of its banks.
6...Your are looking east along Peck Road in Uwchlan Twp, Chester County. At 430 pm...The road was closed due to approximately 2 feet of rushing waters.
7...Your are looking south at the East Branch of the Brandywine which is out of it's banks. The depth of the water at the ball park in the distance is estimated at 5 ft deep. Numerous roads were closed in Downingtown at that time.
8...You are looking at a backyard adjacent to MiddleBrook, which is a tributary to the Raritan River. Nearby at Bound Brook the River crested at a record stage. This photo was submitted by a relative of a meteorologist on station in Mt. Holly.