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Hoboken Police Officer Rescues Elderly Driver Stranded in Floodwaters

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New Jersey residents were stranded in floodwaters across the state after the remnants of Ida dumped heavy rainfall in the region, footage from Thursday, September 2 shows.

New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency as deadly flooding and at least two tornadoes hit the state.

This video filmed by Hoboken resident Nicholas Lenzi shows a Hoboken Police Department officer carrying a driver stranded in floodwaters to safety on Thursday morning.

“This intersection floods every storm but Ida dropped over three inches of rain in an hour last night at 9 pm,” Lenzi told Storyful.

“The vehicle in the video tried to drive through … but got stuck,” he said. “The police came to help but because he was elderly he was afraid he was going to have a heart attack. So the officer went out to get him and carried him back to dry ground.” Credit: Nicholas Lenzi via Storyful

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