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Satellite Photos Show Just How Bad The Flooding From Ida Has Been In New Jersey

<strong>DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021:</strong> Overview of flooded homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.
Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021: Overview of flooded homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through New Jersey last week, the devastation left behind was unlike anything most residents had ever seen.

Satellite photos taken over the state show how record-breaking rainfall led to stunning levels of flooding along the Raritan River — flooding that submerged neighborhoods, roads and parking lots throughout much of the region.

<strong>BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020</strong>: Overview of homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020: Overview of homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.
<strong>AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021</strong>: Overview of homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021: Overview of homes along Huff Avenue and Railyard in Manville, N.J.

Multiple towns in the state are experiencing extreme damage from the flooding, including Manville, New Brunswick, Somerville, South Bound Brook.

At least 25 people have died in New Jersey from the unprecedented floods and six people were reported missing, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. There were also deaths in nearby New York and Connecticut.

The images of flooding and the subsequent damage seen here were taken by Maxar Technologies on Sept. 2. and Sept. 4.

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<strong>BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020:</strong> Close-up of homes along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020: Close-up of homes along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
<strong>DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021:</strong> Closeup of homes flooded along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021: Closeup of homes flooded along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
<strong>AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021:</strong> Closeup of cleanup of homes along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021: Closeup of cleanup of homes along Boesel Avenue in Manville, N.J.
<strong>BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020</strong>: TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
BEFORE FLOOD - July 14, 2020: TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
<strong>DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021:</strong> TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021: TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
<strong>AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021:</strong> TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021: TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J.
<strong>DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021: </strong>View of Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
DURING FLOOD - Sept. 2, 2021: View of Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, N.J.
<strong>AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021:</strong> View of destroyed Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, N.J.
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Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies
AFTER FLOOD - Sept. 4, 2021: View of destroyed Saffron Banquet Hall in Manville, N.J.

Deepa Shivaram
Deepa Shivaram is a multi-platform political reporter on NPR's Washington Desk.