SMALL FALLS, New Jersey (WABC) –
Like a water issue of the destruction derby, cars in New Jersey were swept away by heavy flooding during Saturday's strong storms.
The Chrysler Jeep Dodge car dealer from Little Falls is in a crisis after car after car floated to its demise.
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People on Route 46 were also stranded and forced to turn around.
The flood did not stop – it suddenly spit into Woodland Park, leaving streets, houses, and shops under water.
Sebastian Jackson was in the shooting range when empty cars fled their parking lots and the shooting range filled with water.
Guns for Hire evacuated at Woodland Park, NJ, after water came in tonight while people were firing. Thanks to Sebastian for this video. @ ABC7NY Hours later, people are still waiting for ID cards and flooded cars. pic.twitter.com/daObv5KMAw
̵1; Danielle Leigh (@DanielleNLeigh) August 12, 2018
As the floods spread, so did the chaos – leaving the tow truck behind to leave in the middle Cars to pick from the street.
Maria Florio says she barely got her vehicle to higher ground in time – minutes later her garage and basement were also flooded.
"It was basically hysteria, basically you had no time to be afraid," said Florio.
The dealership is located near the Peckman River, where the cars sank in the water. An owner of a towing company said that about 16 cars had been removed from the river on Sunday morning.
Emergency workers say much of the rest will be on hold until the flooding goes down.
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