UPDATE: Heavy rain ended at around 3:30 a.m. and the NWS extended the Flood Warning and Flood Watch until noon Thursday.
With rain still falling, the National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a Flood Warning for the Union County area, including Roselle Park, until 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
As of 9:45 p.m. 2 to 4 inches of rain had fallen across the area and moderate to heavy periods of rain is still expected through the overnight hours. Flooding has already occurred on various streets which have become impassable throughout the Borough. Several vehicles have stalled and needed to be towed.
Various residents are experiencing water in their basements and there are reports of water levels at the Hawthorne Retention Basin being high. A resident who lives in the surrounding area stated that the water levels, as of 11 p.m., were not yet to the street but about two feet from the top of the basin edge.
Although flash flooding is not expected by the NWS, they advise all interested parties to take necessary precautions.
The Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) also advises everyone to stay off roadways and sidewalks that may have submerged electrical wires.
Photograph of Hawthorne Basin courtesy of Rosé Tobe.