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Hurricane Sandy Update and Call for Volunteers


The City is hopeful that several high wheeled vehicles staffed by members of the National Guard will be delivered on Wednesday morning. They will be used to assist in evacuating residents and delivering supplies to flooded areas.

Flood waters are estimated to recede in about 24 to 48 hours. North Hudson Sewerage Authority estimates there are 500 million gallons of water. The flood pump is operational and pumps out 75 million gallons per day, in addition to water flowing out naturally at low tide.

Residents Urged to Take Shelter


In the last hour, it has become very dangerous to be outside. Multiple power lines have come down. Roof and facade materials are detaching and flying off of buildings. A curfew is in effect from 6pm until Tuesday at 1pm. Driving within Hoboken is prohibited. Conditions are most severe along the waterfront.

Traffic signals city-wide have shut down due to a failure of transformer and substation. PSE&G has been notified and is responding as quickly as possible.

“For your own safety, we need everyone to be inside,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We know this is difficult for Hoboken residents, but we appreciate that during this time so many residents are coming together to help each other through this storm.”

Curfew In Effect for 6:00PM

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A curfew will be in effect for the City of Hoboken from 6:00pm, October 29 until 1:00pm, October 30.

Due to the strong wind, two power lines are already down at 2nd St & Madison St and 6th St & Park Ave. PSE&G is on the scene, but downed power lines pose a hazard and it is critical that residents stay inside.

Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

No Trash Pickup on Monday or Tuesday


There will be no trash pickup on Monday night and no recycling pickup on Tuesday in Hoboken due to the storm. Residents and businesses are asked not to place any trash on the street either Monday or Tuesday as it will get blown away and litter streets.

Residents who do not have a land line or have not received emergency notifications in the past are urged to sign up for the City’s Reverse 911 system by visiting www.hobokennj.org/emergency. Residents may also sign up for text and email alerts at www.hobokennj.org/alerts.

Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

Driving Prohibited After 4pm on Monday

Shuttle available for residents who want to park in Newport

Driving of personal vehicles, including taxis will be prohibited in Hoboken after 4pm.

Residents are reminded to move their vehicles to higher ground, parking garages, or out of town. All of municipal garages are at capacity. The Parking Utility is closed on Monday. Parking is prohibited along Sinatra Drive between 1st Street and 11th Street, but residents may park along Washington Street, most of which is at a higher elevation. Parking meter and street cleaning enforcement is suspended on Monday and Tuesday.

As of now, parking spaces remain available at the Newport Mall Parking garage. The City will run shuttles at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm from the garage back to Hoboken to pick up residents who wish to park in the garage. Pickups will occur at every entrance along Mall Drive West.

Additional information related to Hurricane Sandy is available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

Residents Urged to Make Final Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

At this time, the National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, High Wind Warning, and Flood Watch for our area. Major flooding and winds up to 80mph are possible. Residents should take the storm very seriously and finish all preparations by Sunday.

Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

Update on Hoboken Preparations for Hurricane Sandy


Governor Christie has declared a state of emergency for all of New Jersey. Residents are strongly urged to prepare for the storm.
Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

Hoboken Advises Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy & Seeks Volunteers

The City of Hoboken is asking residents to take steps to prepare for the potential for severe weather as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

“At this time, we are working with all departments and agencies to monitor conditions and prepare for the worst, and we are asking residents to do the same,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We will continue to monitor weather conditions during the weekend and implement our plans as needed.”

Information related to Hurricane Sandy and other important relevant resources are available on the City website at www.hobokennj.org/sandy.

Hoboken Prepares for Hurricane Sandy


There is a growing possibility that Hoboken and the region could be impacted by a very major storm early next week as Hurricane Sandy continues north. More than 6 inches of rain and hurricane force winds may occur, with the possibility of record flooding.

“Just as with Hurricane Irene, we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Most importantly, we want residents to remain alert and take steps to prepare themselves.”

Residents who do not have a land line or have not received emergency notifications in the past are urged to sign up for the City’s Reverse 911 system by visiting www.hobokennj.org/emergency. Residents may also sign up for non-emergency related alerts at www.hobokennj.org/alerts.

Church Square Park Renovation Work to Begin in November

Renovation work will take place at the Church Square Park playground and basketball courts beginning in November. Demolition of the existing playground will begin the first week of November. Installation of the new equipment is scheduled for the 3rd week of November, followed by installation of the play surface during the 4th week.

Mobilization for renovations of the basketball courts will begin in early November. Most work is expected to be completed by mid-December, except for the acrylic surfacing which will be completed in April 2013 due to weather considerations. All schedules are weather permitting and subject to change.