Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alert: MANDATORY CURFEW EXTENDED UNTIL 6PM

City of Hoboken announces:


Alert: MANDATORY CURFEW EXTENDED UNTIL 6PM

A mandatory curfew has been extended in Hoboken through 6pm on Tuesday, October 30. Driving is prohibited. Police will consider all people on the street in violation of the curfew and driving ban. 

There are reports of multiple live wires down throughout the City, and PSE&G cannot get into Hoboken to confirm that they are de-energized. Manhole covers have been displaced and pose a serious threat to pedestrians and cars on flooded and non-flooded streets. Flooding in the city remains widespread. 

"We will make it through this together," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "All our emergency personnel and volunteers have been working so hard under the most extreme circumstances to keep our community safe, and I thank our community for cooperating and being understanding. For now, we need everyone to stay off the streets and to check in on their neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled." 

According to United Water, the drinking water is safe. Due to major technical communications difficulties, only one phone line remains operational in the Emergency Operations Center: 201-239-6646. We are working to establish additional lines which will be announced as soon as possible.

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