Mercer County’s Top Worst Disasters
Floods swamped New Jersey in January 1996, and Mercer County, where thousands were forced to evacuate, was among the hardest hit areas. In Trenton alone, 2,000 people fled their homes. The Delaware River crested in Trenton on January 20, with the water reaching 22.2 feet. Nearly three feet of water filled the basement of the Statehouse Annex.