UPDATE ON HOBOKEN FLOODING
"Hoboken is facing severe flooding today due to the heavy rains during high tide," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "We have reports of man hole covers being dislodged throughout the City. It is so important that residents not walk or drive through flooded areas until the water recedes. Walking or driving through these areas is dangerous."
A wet weather pump station is currently under construction by the North Hudson Sewerage Authority. Start-up of the pump is projected for the fall of 2011.
"With a flood pump due to be completed soon, I'll be doing everything in my power to make sure that this is one of the last times Hoboken has to deal with flooding of this magnitude," added Mayor Zimmer. "Our Fire Department is on alert and ready to assist with cleanup efforts as soon as the water recedes, and Police are assisting with flooded vehicles."
The City of Hoboken is providing free parking in municipal Garages B, D, and Midtown through Wednesday, August 10 at 8am for residents who reside in flood prone areas and have a valid Resident parking permit or Temporary parking permit placard.
A map of flood-prone areas is available on the City website: http://www.hobokennj.org/departments/environmental-services/storm-flood-zones/