Living by the Rockaway

So the Rockaway River decided to take a shortcut through Denville after Irene. We were without power for over 3 days. Downtown Denville was flooded for 4 days. Some of these small businesses will not survive.

UPDATE (19 SEP 11): Relief Efforts continue. Evening meals served by the town have ceased, local community organizations are continuing to serve. Work parties are organized weekly to try and repair some of the 150 homes that were damaged but not declared unsafe.

News: The Neighbor News

• Approximately 200 homes damaged
• 150 inspected, 75 have significant damage
• 13 homes declared unsafe, 2 in Cedar Lake
• Approximately 200 businesses damaged
* Source: Township of Denville Hurricane Relief Meetings (12 SEP 11)