September 1st, 1940, Southern New Jersey experienced
an unusually large storm event associated with a
tropical system. The system inundated portions of
Camden, Gloucester, Salem Cumberland and Atlantic
throughout South-Jersey was widespread, from Millville
Dozens of roads, bridges and dams were damaged or
destroyed as a result of the ensuing floods.
of the area experienced over 24-inches of rain in
less than 12-hours. This extraordinary rainfall
intensity was experienced over a localized area
near Parvin State Park, located north and west of
the City of Vineland.