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

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10 Comments on "Hoboken Flooding – yeah, so?"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

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.

homeworld
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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/

animal_lover
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animal_lover

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

SuperG
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SuperG

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

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken

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
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joey maxim

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]

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