HACKENSACK, NJ (CNN/WABC) -- Rescue teams have been using boats to save stranded people in several towns in New Jersey because of flooding from Superstorm Sandy.
Fire officials here in Hackensack said water came in so fast, it trapped some people in their houses. One man said he lost everything. John Rentas says, "I left with my... took my family... then I just came back for my generator and lock up the house 'cause we left doors open, everything, so."
The reporter asks, "What was it like at your house, how much water was there?" He responds, "The whole first floor is gone, so, we just had to leave there was no way to stay there. Of course, we lost everything right now. Never thought it would happen like this though."
Crews say they have rescued about 30 people so far in that area.