VIDEO ROUNDUP: Storm Leaves Lakewood with Severe Flooding


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  1. Why are people allowing their kids to play in flood water? It’s filthy. It’s dangerous. You never know what’s going on under the surface. It’s full of debris and bacteria. Honestly, how foolish can some parents be? Do we chas v’shalom need a tragedy to bring people to their senses?

  2. So gross that kids would be.playing in flooded roads. Think about all the garbage and dirt on the roads and then go play in it?? Ewwww.

  3. Question is why are the these intersections always flooding ?
    Twin oaks and East End, Squankum , RT 9 etc.

    These intersections have storm drains , is it garbage or leaves that are blocking the water flow in the drain. Can’t they be cleaned more often?

    Just asking.

  4. Everybody relax! For goodness sakes, it’s kids having fun. It was probably a nanosecond after the water accumulated. Stop making this a referendum on “bad Lakewood parenting”. Lakewood is the single greatest town the jewish world knows today and yet you choose to bash the parents who weren’t, in this particular case, completely in tune to what their kids were doing? Stop. It’s unfair and defamatory. Let’s be clear: the parents who are down their children’s backs very second of the day are the ones who need lecturing. Splashing in a puddle is part and parcel to being a kid! Maybe if you’d splashed in a few more puddles you wouldn’t be so uptight.

  5. @Arthur Steel I would love to agree with you in general, but not in this situation. Children die every year from playing in such puddles. A storm drain can suck up a child, water is one of the most powerful forces. Live wires can be an issue. Lightning can strike. It is a really dangerous situation and its not that parents were foolish they are simply naive. Spread the word.

  6. Hurray for the kids, and their moms too!! My children are married with children of their own and are just fine after a lovely childhood playing in Lakewood’s flash flood “lakes”. Makes for some wonderful memories….

    Regarding the drainage problem…. it’s not a new thing. These “lakes” have been occurring under the right conditions for the more than 2 decades that I can remember. Yes, the drainage needs to be remedied because of the costly damage to the cars and basements. In the meantime, great fun kids! Live it up!

  7. I was born n raised in lakewood ne er bad any problems like this but this what happens when u just build n build n u leave no land for the rain!

  8. i remember as a child doing the same thing .it was great -we had a blast and i and all others are still here today to view the laughter and smiles on all the childrens faces today. .i dont know about you but this brought back happy memories for me.hope they all had a great time and i am sure none of them were hurt !!!!!

  9. Jessie, have you even been in NYC? NYC is “built up” way more than Lakewood is, the difference in, they have storm drains! Every single street has multiple storm drains, and that is why you never have street flooding in NYC. The problems in Lakewood have nothing to do with not having enough empty land, the problem is the lack of storm drains.

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