Hundreds evacuated after US levee breaks; people on roofs awaiting rescue

The Associated Press
Associated Press

MOONACHIE, N.J. - Hundreds of people are being evacuated after a levee broke in a northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.

Bergen County executive chief of staff Jeanne Baratta tells The Record newspaper the entire town of Moonachie is under water and as many as 1,000 people could need to be evacuated.

Baratta says people in a trailer park have had to climb onto the roofs of their trailers to await rescue.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths.