Hoboken Flooding – yeah, so?

Same old song and dance with Hoboken Flooding

Hoboken flooding is a GIVEN any time there’s an extended period of moderate rain. Even more so when it coincides with high tides, certain wind direction and so on. Pumps are useless, and are a blatant waste of property taxpayer funds (no matter where they were “re-directed” from).

The type of flooding we’re having tonight is of the “standard” type. Not storm surge related, but due to the antiquated infrastructure in town, coupled with the below sea-level aspect of certain areas of the city. We’ve talked about and “covered” this so many times – it should be burned into the brain of everyone. Doesn’t deserve the “coverage” that other people get hard-ons for. It’s a fact of life here in this dense, over-populated and over-developed city.

It should only become “news” when it is life-threatening. Like a tsunami. Or tidal wave. Or filled with sharks and stingrays. Or hot bikini-clad pro-surfing chicks from Hawaii.

Other than that – stay dry Hoboken!

Hoboken Flooding April 30 2014 same ole

Hoboken Flooding April 30 2014 what else is new

10 Responses

  1. NorthKrissy says:

    We’ve been in town long enough to know when to move our cars to higher ground, or in worst case park in a garage above street level. Almost everyone has a weather app on their phone, so it can’t be that hard. How cars get submerged like this every time it floods is crazy.

  2. showme789 says:

    Yet the Mayor and her trained monkeys were clapping like idiots when they broke ground for a new “Luxury” building on 9th and Monroe.
    I really don’t care how elevated the building is but I do care whether or not the developer, Mayor or greedy realtors are going to warn the tenants that they will lose their cars and they won’t be able to get out of the house when we get rain. There should be an ordinance requiring that realtors provide photos to future tenants showing what happens when it rains.
    Funny how the Mayor is unconcerned about flooding when her buddys stand to make big bucks.

    • MadisonLake says:

      I actually asked a realtor once if they were required to reveal flood zones and she informed me that they had no fiduciary responsibility to do so. Our building, at 9th and Madison, has turned over about 80% of the tenants since Sandy and I’m sure a lot of them got the surprise of their lives, last night, when they saw that they had beach front property. I have, on occasion, taken it upon myself to tell couples who are obviously looking at properties exactly what they are getting into. Wish someone had told me before I had to get a new car from the floods. right now, the whole area smells like a sewer. And, I’m with you, the fact that they continue to increase population density is a known flood plain should be investigated, but it won’t as long as there is money to be made.[quote comment=”223066″]Yet the Mayor and her trained monkeys were clapping like idiots when they broke ground for a new “Luxury” building on 9th and Monroe. I really don’t care how elevated the building is but I do care whether or not the developer, Mayor or greedy realtors are going to warn the tenants that they will lose their cars and they won’t be able to get out of the house when we get rain. There should be an ordinance requiring that realtors provide photos to future tenants showing what happens when it rains. Funny how the Mayor is unconcerned about flooding when her buddys stand to make big bucks.[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        mute point,regard asking real estate people the tangables and in tangables of flood zones.didn’t people learn from storm sandy in that area next to shop rite? real estate is greed .in any way shape or form.That Madison area has been flooded since the dutch lived here. My heart goes out to those who lost their cars judging from the photos perry took …those cars will never be the same..sell them quick.The nasty part is the water bugs that scoot around basement apts once the flood subsides..below sea level since whenever cannot be changed..hope the many good people of Hoboken recover from the first flood.there will be many to come…The many home owners are singing to the choir.the cars are many expensive cars..1000.deductable hope flood insurance will help,,good luck[quote comment=”223079″]I actually asked a realtor once if they were required to reveal flood zones and she informed me that they had no fiduciary responsibility to do so. Our building, at 9th and Madison, has turned over about 80% of the tenants since Sandy and I’m sure a lot of them got the surprise of their lives, last night, when they saw that they had beach front property. I have, on occasion, taken it upon myself to tell couples who are obviously looking at properties exactly what they are getting into. Wish someone had told me before I had to get a new car from the floods. right now, the whole area smells like a sewer. And, I’m with you, the fact that they continue to increase population density is a known flood plain should be investigated, but it won’t as long as there is money to be made.[/quote]

  3. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    City should post ‘flood zone’ warning signs in those areas.. there’s a lot of residential churn in Hoboken, so ‘initiations’ are to be expected. I look out for the H411 warning posts, especially when I don’t have tidal info readily at hand. Keep ’em up!

    • joey maxim says:

      the posters are on the money..been this way for 300 years.. civil war sewarge system clay or brick..down town is nasty..lost two cars in 40 years..this is how it is below sea level. I just learned not to buy a new car and park it anywhere…the bad part is when the water subsides the water bugs show up when its humid…500 k homes not like this in nyc.. as kids we used tire tubes on 4th and Jackson st ..funny then but not now..water seeks its level and I hope you guys have insurance..not a problem on the hill in union city.humm ok we do what we must..keep in mind our fault to relocate to the city with culture.[quote comment=”223068″]City should post ‘flood zone’ warning signs in those areas.. there’s a lot of residential churn in Hoboken, so ‘initiations’ are to be expected. I look out for the H411 warning posts, especially when I don’t have tidal info readily at hand. Keep ‘em up![/quote]

  4. SuperG says:

    Does anyone know if the pumps were actually in operation last night?

  5. animal_lover says:

    Real estate is greed in NJ. Any doubt put you name on a do not call list and see which realtors still call.

  6. homeworld says:

    It takes less than 5 minutes to put in an address in and pull up a FEMA flood map online. If people are too lazy to do that when they’re renting or buying a property that’s their own fault.

    https://msc.fema.gov/

  7. animal_lover says:

    Homeworld, there is personal due diligence and then there is professional reliance. I do believe realtors, developers, planning boards, appraisers, etc have done a great disservice ( and even violated a duty of care) to the community and do hold liability as professionals.

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