Frenchtown Flood of 2004


As it began.... 9 pm Saturday evening
September 18, 2004.
projected to crest Sunday afternoon 20-30 feet above normal

IT MAY FLOOD THE TOWN
BUSINESSES & RESIDENTS near the river have been ordered to
EVACUATE TO HIGHER GROUND
Bridge at 9pm Saturday - #1


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
4:51 PM EDT SAT SEP 18 2004

...MAJOR FLOODING NOT SEEN SINCE AUGUST 1955
EXPECTED ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER...

ed note: The 1955 flood is well known as the classic that caused major damage up and down the river and threatened the entire downtown area of Frenchtown. In light of the experiences of 1955, this time, residents have been ordered to evacuate to higher ground and businesses have been ordered to sandbag their entrances in hopes of minimizing the water damage they are expected to sustain.

Check back for updated photos tomorrow. - webmaster
Frenchtown Bridge at Flood 2004 0918 #3
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