Saturday, November 3, 2012
It's day 6 of Sandy. PSE&G representatives are in Hoboken working to get the power back on as soon as possible.
More areas in Hoboken were getting their power back as of Saturday afternoon, as PSE&G workers continued to work on restoring Hoboken's substations, which suffered heavy damage during super storm Sandy. At her daily 2 p.m. briefing, Zimmer said that about three quarters of the uptown substation was back online. Dozens of PSE&G workers were working in Hoboken over the weekend. "We're pushing hard guys," Zimmer said, "we're pushing really, really hard." Together with several council members, Zimmer identified the priority buildings in town. As temperatures drop, seniors are the biggest concern. The Housing Authority, the police department and the fire apartment—as well as mulitple other locations—will be receiving a back up generator. On …
Friday, November 2, 2012
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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The National Guard was in Hoboken all day Wednesday, rescuing hundreds trapped in their homes, but the mayor says city is running out of supplies. Most residents are still without power.
HOBOKEN, NJ -- As an extensive rescue mission by the National Guard remains underway, much of Hoboken is still in the dark and the city is rapidly running out of supplies. Phones are down, backup generators have failed and the floodwaters are a potentially toxic mix of rainwater, sewage and fuel. "The damage is unprecedented," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Wednesday afternoon. "This is a historic natural disaster." Hundreds of people were rescued from their apartments on Wednesday, many among them seniors, pregnant women and families with small children. Although floodwater continued to recede, 85 percent of Hoboken remained without power overnight on Wednesday, as temperatures were expected to drop in the low 40s. All day on Wednesday, more …