NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – At least 30 people were dead from the weekend’s mammoth blizzard that flooded coastal towns in New Jersey and created a massive travel headache from Connecticut to the Carolinas.
Most of the people who died either suffered heart attacks while shoveling snow or unknowingly inhaled carbon monoxide while inside their cars, officials said Sunday.
In New Jersey, residents in southern coastal towns dealt with flooding, leading to the closure of several major roads.
“We had a lot of evacuations, a lot of people who had stayed in their homes not anticipating this, needing to be rescued,” North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello told CNN.
Minor to moderate flooding occurred during Sunday morning’s high tides, mostly in Atlantic and Cape May counties, Gov. Chris Christie said.