WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- Flooding washed over part of the eastern U.S., filling basements with water, forcing hundreds of people out of their homes and turning a highway into swimming pools for ducks.
At least two people have died in the flooding, including one in Ohio, where the water was receding Friday. But it continued to rise from western Maryland to Maine, even though the weather turned sunny over much of the affected area, a respite from Thursday's heavy rains.
Some of the hardest-hit areas were just outside New York City, which is emerging from a snow-filled winter.
Flood-prone parts of northern New Jersey were under water, which was not expected to recede in some areas for at least a few days. By midmorning, state police said 1,300 homes in near the Pompton River in Pequannock had to be evacuated, as did about 100 in Fairfield.