Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pictures from a downtown Hoboken exposition

Downtown Hoboken was hit especially hard as these submitted photos attest:







City: Partial list of streets closed

City of Hoboken announces:

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Sunday August 28, 2011, 1:11 PM

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Advisory: List of Street Closures/Flooding (Partial)
Hi smarty jones,
Various areas of Hoboken are flooded, and those areas change as the water level changes. Below is a list of locations where flooding was reported and/or barricades are stationed. Where barricades are stationed, streets beyond may also be inaccessible. As water levels are continuously changing, this list may not be complete and is subject to change:

• Newark & Garden
• Newark & Park
• Newark & Willow
• 4th & Jackson
• 1st & Clinton
• Park & Willow
• 4th & Monroe
• 4th & Harrison
• 9th & Monroe
• 9th & Madison
• Patterson & Marshall
• Observer & Park
• 10th & Madison
• Ravine Rd East
• Congress & Paterson South
• 11th & Monroe South
• 3rd & Jackson
• 2nd & Monroe
• 1st & Jackson
• 2nd & Clinton
• Grove & Henderson
• 9th & Jefferson
• 8th & Adams
• 15th & Park
• Observer & Hudson
• 7th & Willow
• 3rd & Jackson
• 5th & Jackson
• 6th & JacksonFor full details, view this message on the web.
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Some people decide to risk electrocution going directly into flood waters at Monroe and 9th St.
A known electrical line was down on Madison.

MSV Exclusive: Bricks tumble at 6th and Jefferson

Just minutes earlier a cascade of bricks came tumbling off the facing of an elevated window at 6th and Jefferson.  No one was hurt but the 25 foot crash drew a crowd and it's a indication that all is not back to normal.

Be careful out there.  A number of streets are closed due to flooding and some people are walking through them even though fallen power lines have not been secured.

A man observes the pile of debris that fell off the side of the building.


The bricks fell from the right side of the window frame.

City: Residents can return to Hoboken this evening, many streets blocked

City of Hoboken announces:


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Sunday August 28, 2011, 12:07 PM

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Advisory: RESIDENTS MAY RETURN TO HOBOKEN; SUGGESTED WAITING UNTIL AT LEAST SUNDAY EVENING

Hi Horsey,

Residents may return to Hoboken, however, thousands of homes are still without power and flooding is widespread, so it is suggested that they wait until at least 6pm on Sunday. Due to flooding, a very large number of streets are inaccessible and barricaded. Flood waters may not recede for many hours. It is unknown when power will be restored.

“It’s business as usual in at least half of Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank all the residents who heeded the call to evacuate and ask that they strongly consider waiting before returning to flooded areas.”

Residents may drive only through areas that are not flooded or barricaded. Bars without flooding may reopen. As a reminder, it is dangerous to walk through water in flooded areas, which consists of rain water and sewage.

Non-emergency calls should be directed to 201-239-6643/6644. The Fire Department cannot respond to false alarms in flooded areas until the water recedes.For full details, view this message on the web.
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Shoprite area completely flooded, Southwest hammered

It could have been worse but it's more than several feet deep.
The Southwest a notoriously bad for flooding has taken a bad hit. City officials believe the entry from the south will be blocked due to the heavy water for some hours yet.

Emergency officials report more than half a dozen power lines are down along with trees. They are attending to it and evaluating across the city.


A solitary man stands at the edge of the water's abyss at Shoprite.

- Posted at full gallop

Walking in floodwater = Electrocution

The mayor is moving in town via a jeep and notes:

"... just saw two men walking in flood waters ---- please Hoboken --- stay safe --- stay out of flood waters --- downed live wires.

Skies are looking more clear, but the ground is not safe with power lines down.

thebokenonline hurricane live blog & The Eye is here

The Bokenonline is running a live hurricane blog this morning.


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The eye of the storm has brought a calm to Hoboken, but the storm is not past.
Conditions should improve by afternoon.  Stay indoors as electrical lines are down.

Multiple areas report electrical lines down

9:00 Hurricane Irene watch:

Hoboken has electrical lines down in the following locations: 6th and Jefferson, 5th and Grand, the 700 area of Park, 800 Madison.

The PSE&G Marshall Street substation is down cutting power off to 8,800 residents in Hoboken.  Most of Jersey City is now without power as its substation had to be turned off for repairs.

The impact of the storm is not over.  The eye is south of Hoboken near Edison, New Jersey.  Severe winds will follow until late this morning putting additional electrical lines at risk.

Stay off the streets!

Da Horsey says it ain't safe out there.  Stay indoors.

Sign of the Times: Bail, bail, bail!


A Hoboken man goes up to his roof to bail water off during the storm this morning.

Have an interesting photo or video, email smartyjones@me.com.
Just don't go outside to take it!

City: "Stay off the streets" - electrical wires are down!

City of Hoboken announces:


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Sunday August 28, 2011, 8:20 AM

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Alert: URGENT UPDATE FOR HOBOKEN RESIDENTS
Hi Horsey,
Residents are very strongly urged to completely stay off streets. Live electrical wires are down in flooded areas and electrocution is possible. Do not walk your dogs.

Especially dangerous conditions exist along the waterfront, where the high tide and storm surge may cause the Hudson River to rise over the walkway.

According to PSE&G, an estimated 8,800 Hoboken residents will soon lose power. We urge residents to charge phones, fill bathtub, sinks, and pots with water. Turn refrigerators to the coldest setting and keep them closed.

Phone lines in the Fire Department are currently down and not operational. For emergencies, call 911. For information and less urgent matters, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 201-239-6643/6644. Fire Department communications should be restored shortly. An update will be provided. Visit www.hobokennj.org for updates.For full details, view this message on the web.
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High tide arrives, thousands WILL LOSE power in Hoboken

8:00 am: Hurricane Irene watch:

Hoboken awoke to the incessant rain and word from Mayor Dawn Zimmer is 8,800 residents WILL SOON LOSE POWER.

The mayor suggests people fill bathtubs, sinks, and pots with water.  PSE&G will have its hands full trying to make all the needed repairs to go back on line.  It could be days.

Last the mayor says - charge mobile phones!


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400,000 without power now in State of NJ according to Gov. Christie.  The storm surge has begun and has breached lower Manhattan heading into Wall Street area.

Eye of the storm is hours off from passing.