July 17, 2005
Within a matter of three hours, Jamesburg was underwater! On July 17, 2005, approximately 7 to 8 inches of rain fell in
Jamesburg in a matter of twenty minutes. Flooded areas included West Railroad Avenue, East Church Street,
Pergola Avenue, Willow Street, Forsgate Drive, and Gatmzer Avenue. Jamesburg made the news on Channel 2, 4, 7,
Fox, Telemundo47, UPN 9, NJ 101.5, and News 12 NJ! This was a most unique and tragic event for the Jamesburg community
to experience. Never before in history has a flood of this capacity devestated Jamesburg. Roughly 75 to 100 families
were evacuated from their homes and housed at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. The Jamesburg Network wishes all
those affected the best in recovery and a large thank you goes out to the various fire, police, and first aid units that
responded. Some seen include Old Bridge, Englishtown, Edison, Plainsboro, North Brunswick, and of course the Red Cross
for helping victims by setting up a command post at the JFK Elementary School. As of July 16, 2005, Forsgate Drive from
Perrineville Road to East Railroad Avenue (CR 522), will be closed until the large sinkhole and subsequent damage can be
repaired. The county estimate was "a while, until the engineers can figure out what to do."
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