The floodwaters in Hopewell Twp. killed one Monroe man. Shyam Patel, a resident of Monroe, was found dead in the floodwaters on Route 518 east of Route 31. His vehicle was not in the floodwaters when he was discovered, but it was where he had been last night. Shyam Patel loved cars and working out. His family held a funeral for him at his home in Monroe.
The floodwaters that flooded Hopewell Twp. on Sept. 1 took the lives of Yvonne Mahoney and Jake Taylor. Both women were 78 years old and were from the Ringoes section of East Amwell Township. Mark Pavol drowned while trying to exit his car. He was discovered at the scene at 4:14 a.m. He was from Somerville and grew up in Manville. His wife and three daughters survived him as well as two grandchildren. He had several siblings and nephews.
The death of a Woodbridge woman in the floodwaters of Hurricane Ida remains a tragedy. At first, police thought Sunanda Upadhye had been washed away by the flooding, but they later learned that she was electrocuted. A flood spewed up to ten feet deep on Gill Lane, a busy road in Woodbridge.
New Jersey residents are dealing with floodwaters after a fatal crash on a flood-damaged highway in the town of Hopewell. The driver, Shyam Patel, was killed in the flooding after a second vehicle was submerged in the floodwaters. Police say Patel was driving a car when it was struck by the floodwaters and did not appear to be occupied. But when he returned to the scene, he saw another car drive into the floodwaters. That car was believed to be Patel’s. Within 10 seconds, the conditions had changed drastically. Patel had to jump from the vehicle, which began floating and filling with water.
A New Jersey woman is mourning the death of another local resident who was 1 around 8 p.m. in Hopewell Twp. The area is near the Jacobs Creek, which runs through the town.
On Sept. 2, authorities found the body of 55-year-old Maplewood man, Patrick Jeffrey, near a culvert near 658 Ridgewood Road. Authorities believe he was trying to clear debris from the drainage system. Jeffrey’s wife reported him missing at about 9:30 p.m. Jeffrey was an executive in the securities industry and also coached flag football. He was married to his wife in 2006. The couple had two children.
The hopewell Amwell road and Barry Snyder floods killed one person, 78-year-old Yvonne Mahoney. She was found on Sept. 1 in a flooded vehicle along Pennington-Titusville Road, east of Route 579. Jacobs Creek runs through the area. The water swept her body from the car. The floodwaters killed several other people, including police officer Kevin Dooley.
The tragedy of the Hopewell Amwell road flooding has left some wondering where their loved ones are. Cheryl Talke was 61 and had recently lost a friend and family member in the flood.