Thursday, June 6, 2013
Tropical Storm Andrea and a westward storm system are expected to converge and bring heavy rain to the tri-state area starting Thursday night and continuing through Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hoboken Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Beginning late Thursday night and continuing through early Saturday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea are expected to dump between two and four inches of rain across the tri-state area. Rainfall rates are forecasted to reach between one and two inches per hour at their height Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning. In preparation for the storm, Hoboken will activate its Office of Emergency Management and Community Emergency Response Team, and coordinate with North Hudson Sewerage Authority, according to a city Nixle alert. The city is asking residents who typically park on flood-prone streets to make advance …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The entire western part of town flooded on Wednesday morning after heavy rainfall.
Adding three more wet weather pumps to the city of Hoboken is an "emergency," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer on Wednesday afternoon. Her comments came after severe flooding on the western side of town on Wednesday morning, following an intense rainstorm that hit at high tide. The flooding did go down within the hour, Zimmer said, but several streets had to be blocked off during rush hour, causing multiple delays. While the one wet weather pump the city currently has was working, the mayor said, it simply wasn't enough to handle all the water. Three pumps have been designed and the locations have been determined, Zimmer said. "They're shovel ready." Earlier this year, Zimmer endorsed a grant application by the North Hudson Sewerage Authority to …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Mayor Dawn Zimmer outlined her plan in Wednesday's state of the city address.
On Wednesday night, during her third state of the city address, Mayor Dawn Zimmer proposed three ways of combating future flooding in Hoboken: flood walls at the north and south end of Hoboken, more pumps and going green. The flood wall proposal received a lot of media attention from local, and national, publications. The city is looking to pay for the proposal — which is only in its planning stages now and not certain yet — through federal funding. Mayor Dawn Zimmer has visited Trenton to explain the challenges Hoboken has faced during and after Sandy. The wall system would help with major flooding in the case of a storm surge, like what happened during Sandy. Pumps and green roofs are supposed to help with flooding because of rain. We …
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.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Residents with power organize impromptu block parties, power stations and hot tea and coffee for those in need.
In the darkness of Hoboken after Hurricane Sandy, there was one literal ray of light: Hudson Street. Makeshift hot spots and power stations popped up in the front yards and on the steps of residences on Hudson Street above as residents with full power helped fellow Hobokenites in need of a plug. While about 85 percent of the city was without power after Sandy hit, the blocks on Hudson between Fourth and Tenth Streets never lost electricity. "I feel bad sitting up here with power," said Will Connelly who lives at 702 Hudson. The night before, the charging station turned into an impromptu bloc part, Connelly said, "we were out here until midnight." Standing in the front yard with a television broadcasting the 6 o'clock news, they offered …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The North Hudson Sewerage Authority will pay for the one year contract.
The North Hudson Sewerage will pay for a contract with EmNet for sensors throughout Hoboken's sewerage system to monitor flooding in town. The city first approved a contract with EmNet two years ago, with the goal to help determine how to best solve the flooding problem in town. The sensors have been used in many of the recent big storms, said city spokesman Juan Melli, including hurricane Irene. The NHSA will be paying for the contract as well as the related construction work. The contract was approved on July 19. The Authority will also deploy the monitors in West New York. "I want to thank the North Hudson Sewerage Authority for continuing its efforts to solve our City’s long-standing flooding problems," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Fire Department and Environmental Services Department at work all over town on Monday.
Normalcy seemed to have returned to Hoboken on Monday morning, with clear and sunny skies over the city, a clear view across the river and stores and restaurants open for business. Now, what's left to do, is the clean up of the city, as Hobokenites wait for the last portions of flood water to recede. Environmental Services crews were out collecting debris and taking care of fallen trees, while the fire department hosed down sludge, according to the city. The parking authority didn't enforce street cleaning parking rules, because a lot of people who evacuated may not have returned yet. On Tuesday, though, regular rules are back in effect. The first garbage pick up since the storm was scheduled for Monday night. The city announced it would …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Numbers and tips and tricks.
If you're going to be in Hoboken during the impending storm, here are some numbers as well as tips and tricks to get through the weekend. A command center has been set up in City Hall, which will be open all night. The command center can be reached at: 201-239-6643/6644. A shelter has been set up at the Wallace School at 11th and Willow Streets. Pets are also allowed, but must be caged. Calls are already coming in, with questions about evacuation. The city is still urging all residents to leave town, because of the potential for severe flooding and loss of power. The police force will also be working, and can be reached at: 201-420-2100. The Fire Department can be reached at: 201-420-2005/2007. Residents are urged to fill their sinks and …