|Monday, September 20, 1999: Dr. Robert Dallenbach,
trustee; Dr. Donald J. Wolfram, General Superintendent; and Rev. Phillip
Wolfram, house counsel, have left for New Jersey to assist in the assessment
of damages and in the beginning of planning for repair and restoration.
Early reports of the campus situation are grim. The ground floors of numerous buildings are in shambles. Hardwood and terrazo floors have buckled. Desks, computers, carpets, all sorts of furniture, and audio equipment are soaked. Structural damage seems likely in several buildings. Numerous families are homeless. Pray for and with us as we consider what impact these losses will have on the many ministries based at or supported from Zarephath.
Donations are gratefully accepted. Mail to the address below. Thank you! --- SGW
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New Jersey Star-Ledger09/20/99
By Fredrick Kunkle
As some residents returned yesterday to mud-filled
homes and ruined businesses for the first time since Hurricane Floyd hit
New Jersey's interior, at least 1,000 remained in shelters and thousands
more waited for the restoration of water and power three days after the
The hurricane was over, but the mile-square town's troubles were just starting.
(This story contains much detail about the Bound Brook situation.)
The day after the storm, flooding causing problems all over Jersey
New Jersey residents are still grappling with
floodwaters long after Hurricane Floyd drifted northeast of the state last
The Times of Trenton, 09/19/99
By THOMAS MARTELLO
Record flooding strikes N.J. waterways; emergency declared
The Associated Press 9/18/99 10:55 AM
By THOMAS MARTELLO
Associated Press Writer
Floodwaters receded across northern and central
New Jersey as search teams in Bound Brook, one of the areas hit hardest
by Hurricane Floyd, went through 200 waterlogged homes to look for anyone
who may still be inside today.
WIRE:09/17/1999 09:33:00 ET
N.J. Town Fights Flooding, Fire
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (Reuters) - A fire raged
out of control Friday in the central New Jersey town of Bound Brook
where authorities were already battling floods left by Hurricane
New Jersey Star-Ledger, 09/20/99
By Carrie Stetler
New Jersey bails out after Floyd
By JOHN McGOURTY
TRENTON -- With at least four state residents
dead and property damage expected to run into the hundreds of millions
of dollars following Thursday's pounding by Hurricane Floyd, President
Clinton yesterday declared a state of emergency in New Jersey, putting
the state in position to receive federal funding.
Residents of N.J. town flee flooding;
Bound Brook in ironic end to recent drought (MSNBC)