Flash flood sweeps cars from a New Jersey dealer lot
Raw mobile phone footage shows a number of cars that were swept into a river from their lot in Little Falls, New Jersey.
A torrent of heavy rain led to flooding in the northern New Jersey on Saturday, sending a car from a dealer in a river and hitting a highway overpass.
In the video from an overpass on Route 46 in Little Falls, located approximately 20 km west of New York City, several cars can be seen driving away along the Peckman River in Passaic County from the parking lot of a car dealership.
The vehicles, which still has the sticker prices available on the windshield, quickly float down the swollen river as spectators watched the scene unfold.
NOTE: STRONG LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO BELOW
The vehicles that will eventually knock into each other and pile up as a driver stranded on the highway respond.
The National Weather Service’s New York office had issued a flood advisory at the time for the region.
A Flood Advisory has been issued for NE NJ. Showers & thunderstorms producing heavy rain moved across the area causing urban and small stream flooding. Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in the advisory. pic.twitter.com/GeRWf1pqgH
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 11, 2018
“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.”
The NWS noted that the 12 inches of fast moving water can carry away a small car.
Looking for rainfall totals today? Check out our latest public information statement for the complete list. https://t.co/fHuErkuBrV pic.twitter.com/npFWtijvid
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) August 12, 2018
The area saw between 3 mm and 4 mm of rain by the time the storm moved, according to the NWS.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed