Police are searching for a woman who was swept away in flood waters on Lackawanna Avenue near Filippone Way in Woodland Park after getting out of her car when it became trapped in the floods, according to acting police Chief John Uzzalino.

Two bystanders attempted to help the woman before she succumbed to the flood waters that fed into Dowling Brook and, eventually, the Passaic River, Uzzalino said. The two people who attempted to help the woman also became trapped in the currents until first responders rescued them.

Uzzalino said police are still searching for the woman, who they identified as Donna Lomagro, 56, of Little Falls as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday. She is 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Anyone who sees her is asked to contact Sgt. Leonard Schaefer (973) 345-8117 or at

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