Newark Police Rescue Stranded Driver From Storm Henri Floodwaters

Torrential rain caused flash flooding in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday, August 22, as Tropical Storm Henri produced up to eight inches of rainfall in the area.

Bodycam footage released by the Newark Department of Public Safety shows officers rescuing a driver trapped in floodwaters between Wilson Avenue and Avenue L early Sunday afternoon.

“This incident is one of many that occurred over the weekend due to thunderstorms related to Hurricane Henri,” Newark Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara said. “I am grateful that no rescue-related injuries have been reported. But it’s important that drivers continue to heed the warnings about the dangers of driving through flooded streets.”

On Monday, the National Weather Service reported localized downpours in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Credit: Newark NJ Department of Public Safety via Storyful

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