Few Hundred Hobokenites Still Without Heat

Mayor Dawn Zimmer said on Tuesday afternoon that 130 premises were still without gas in Hoboken.

While the vast majority of Hoboken has power and heat, there are a few hundred residents who are still without gas, said Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the latest report from PSE&G, Zimmer said, 130 premises are still wihout gas.

"A couple of hundred of people are without heat," Zimmer said. "There is still a need for community support."

While the mayor couldn't be more specific about in which area these premises are, she said it's likely the affected buildings are in flood prone areas.

The state is sending additional inspectors to Hoboken to relieve the issue, Zimmer said.

Landlords are required to take the necessary steps to turn on gas in their buildings. If they don't comply, the city will fine them $1,000 a day.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 70 landlords who had gotten warnings. When a warning comes in, landlords have 24 hours to start the work and comply, before the city issues a fine.

Until full gas and electricity is restored in Hoboken, Zimmer said, "I won't rest."

John Sinclair November 21, 2012 at 02:47 PM
We are one of those buildings - its almost impossible to find hw geaters to install.


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