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Power Outage May Last Through the Weekend

Hoboken's public schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday. The hospital has been re-opened.

Since Sandy hit, Hoboken has made a complete transformation. The streets are dark. Hundreds of volunteers are roaming the street, posting signs, knocking on doors and carrying water and food to those in need.

National Guard trucks drive through the streets. Power is still out. The U.S. Navy and the army corps of engineers have arrived by helicopter. FEMA officials are surveying damage all over town. The constant hum of back up generators has replaced the sound of people frequenting coffeeshops and other local businesses.

On 2 p.m. on Friday, Mayor Dawn Zimmer gave her daily community update and discussed issues such as power restoration, the opening of public schools and election day. Below is the most recent information you need.

  • The Hoboken University Medical Center has its power back and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Because the power was restored at the hospital, those who are on that grid have had their power restored in pockets around town. The most of Hoboken remains in the dark and the outage may last through the weekend.
  • Schools remain closed in Hoboken on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Hundreds of volunteers are still at work and more are needed. The city is in need of non perishable food. Donations can be made to City Hall and Hoboken High.
  • Several food trucks around town are serving food. A free food truck is located at Church Square Park.
  • The U.S. Navy has arrived with equipment to repair the Lackawanna Terminal. Downtown ferry service should be working as of Monday.
  • The PATH remains out of service until further notice, after suffering "severe damage."
  • There is free ice and water at Observer and Washington.
  • Stores are opening up around town. Multiple supermarkets—King's, Aspen, A&P, Rite Aid—will be open, even though they are still without power.
  • Zimmer has been in touch with PSE&G and has told them more electricians are needed in Hoboken to restore power. Currently, 56 electricians are in Hoboken.
  • More pumps are needed in Hoboken to pump out elevators in tall buildings.
Barbara eisenhower November 02, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Will any gyms be open in town
Mm padilla November 02, 2012 at 09:04 PM
What is the last bus from NYC to Hoboken and last bus from Hoboken to NYC the 126
Evan Fleischmann November 02, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Organic Basic Food is open 9-5 every day through the recovery, 204 Washington.
XJS November 03, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Club KO on madison, not grand, is open to the public through the 15th.
bryan m November 03, 2012 at 09:01 AM
I hear chock full o nuts reopened with a limited menu
anthony2012 November 03, 2012 at 01:02 PM
This situation of Hoboken having its people in food lines and freezing with no power for days is also a good reflection and learning point: rather than investing in serious infrastructure improvements to prevent or mitigate potential floods and power outages, this city has spent the last decade continuing to build overpriced high-rises we dont need more of!!!! The critics were often laughed out of town and no one listened. We DONT NEED more places with $5 lattes, fancy gyms, million-dollar 1br condos, and long lines for Cake Boss. When you poison nature it ends up puking up all that back to us.. and thats what we have. no real modernization of infrastructure. people paying a fortune to live in a shoebox-size apartment with 0 parking spots and No way to get rid of water quickly in a serious flood. What is wrong with this picture?
james oconnor November 03, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Hobokenites are fortunate to get updates ( good or bad ) from their mayor.i live in weehawken and my mayor remains silent.although i hear phone recordings are going out...that does absolutely nothing when your phonrs dnt work without power.my hat is off fpor your mayor and wish she ran weehawken
borninhobo November 04, 2012 at 12:43 AM
CITY WORKER QUESTION-- i really got hit hard as did so many of us does anyone know how and when we will be able to pick up our paychecks from city hall

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