Bride, groom rescued from floodwaters by New Jersey police



New Jersey police rescue bride of the rising water

New Jersey wedding was stranded after the massive flooding.

For a bride in New Jersey, with “something blue” was the uniforms of the officers who helped her in a Humvee, when her wedding became stranded in flash flooding.

Bogota’s Police Department says in a Facebook post, the bride, the husband, and the wedding stranded in rising water on Saturday in the municipality located just outside New York City.

“If you are from the area, then you know that the flood prone,” police said. “Within an hour yesterday, Bogota got over a inch of rain. This was not the normal high tide!! This was more than 4 meters high from the stream, in less than 15 minutes‼”

Police were able to eventually get to the wedding group with a Humvee, which they have gained by the military Law Enforcement Surplus Program.

A bride and groom became trapped in the flood on Saturday, and had to be rescued by the police in New Jersey.

(Bogota Police)

In the video, a police officer can be seen that the bride step from the vehicle surrounded by water in the Humvee.


“Unfortunately, as a result of the rapidly rising waters, this bride, her new husband and wedding of friends, got a rough start on things,” said the police. “The luck that we were able to help them through their first difficult period. Clearly their day not gone as planned, so let’s congratulate them on their wedding and give them the best wishes for a life of love and adventure, starting now!”


Flash flood sweeps cars from a New Jersey dealer lot

The floods in Bogota was only one of several weather-related incidents in the region on Saturday. Further to the west, a torrent of water sent cars from a dealer in Little Falls in a river, hitting a viaduct.

The National Weather Service’s New York office had issued a flood advisory at the time for the region.

“Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rain moved across the area causing urban and small stream flooding,” the NWS said. “Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory.

Looking for rainfall totals today? Check out our latest public information statement for the complete list.

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 12, 2018

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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