Video: Moonachie Residents Rescued from Flood Waters by New Jersey National Guardsmen
Video by Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg
Within a half hour of the early morning call, Soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard rushed into deep flood waters to rescue their fellow citizens in Moonachie, NJ. It is still unclear whether it was a levee breach or a tidal surge that caused the flooding, but Hurricane Sandy proved she wasn’t done with Jersey yet. For over 12 hours New Jersey Guardsmen ferried hundreds of stranded citizens to dry ground where they were taken to a number of shelters in the area. The National Guard has transitioned to a State Active Duty Joint Task Force with more than 1,100 Airmen and Soldiers. More than 450 high-water vehicles including Humvees and heavy trucks are available to assist civil authorities. Their individual civilian and military skill sets will greatly enhance the support they provide to law enforcement, municipalities, and residents of our great state. More Information will be forthcoming as things progress. Soundbite includes SSG. Bryan Schooley - A. Co. 250th PSP Teaneck, NJ, New Jersey Army National Guard. Produced by TSGT. Carl Clegg - 108th Wing Public Affairs. Also available in High Definition.