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Hurricane Irene, the Aftermath

Posted in Hurricane Irene with tags on August 28, 2012 by denvilletv

Mrs. Susan Banks, owner of Faith & Begorra, the Irish Gift Shop at 40 Broadway in Denville, NJ recounts her traumatic experience with the flooding aftermath of Hurricane Irene, one year ago today, in an interview by Matthew Groszew


Hurricane Irene, the aftermath

Posted in Hurricane Irene with tags on August 27, 2012 by denvilletv

On August 2011 Hurricane Irene affecting a large portion of the Northeast United States, made land fall in Southern New Jersey on August 28, 2011, from where it moved up the coast, all the way up to Maine, causing havoc with wind and floods. Denville NJ was not spared, seeing the worst floods ever, on August 29th, 2011. Areas that were never flooded before were flooded, including its commercial center on Broadway and Bloomfield Ave. With lots of work and unity of spirit Denville was able to pull itself up, the commercial center pretty much renovated, as well as residences renovated. MattHew Groszew has proceeded with a project of interviewing those affected by the flood. This Wednesday,August 29, 2012 (marking the one year anniversary of the aftemath floods of Hurricane Irene on Cablevision, (channel 21), Denville TV is scheduled to present one of Matthew’s Groszew’s first interviews, (directed and edited by Matthew Groszew) interviewing of Susan Banks, store owner of “Faith and Begorra” the Irish gift shop in Denville on Broadway. Susan Banks has owned her store, in Denville for over twenty years and can not recall as bad a floods as the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Mrs Banks speaks of her experience as trying and emotional but overcoming with the help of family, friends and the town of Denville’s support. Excerpts from this interview will appear on Youtube, shortly.

Aftermath Hurricane Irene Downtown Denville

Posted in Hurricane Irene with tags , on August 31, 2011 by denvilletv

The day following Hurricane Irene, August 29th 2011 I ventured into Downtown Denville. The waters had receded a lot already. It was already over 24 hours since the flood waters from the Rockaway River and Den Brook had peaked in Downtown. I was told by others the water was over four feet on Broadway and Route 53 by Getty. I saw photos of one person standing neck deep in the water by the Route 53 overpass. This was record flooding in Denville. You can see the video taken August 29th 2011, of Downtown Denville on

Hurricane Irene Impacts Denville 82811

Posted in Hurricane Irene with tags on August 29, 2011 by denvilletv

I walked to the Entrance of Downtown Denville, where I understand all the stores on Broadway and around are submerged in flood waters. My concerns and hopes are with all store owners and residences in Denville NJ, that have suffered damage from this storm and that they can find recovery as soon as possible.