Rain causing problems
6/14/2008 7:20pm Update:
Seems like a larger batch of rain is in our neck of the woods. How much of this will come down in Hoboken remains to be seen:
This comes along with yet another flash flood warning:
AT 711 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN NEW JERSEY. THESE STORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY… NEW YORK CITY AND SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER THROUGH 9 PM. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UPWARDS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH 9 PM. THIS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FLOODING…LIKELY RESULTING IN ROAD CLOSURES.
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE…TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN.
6/14/2008 7:10pm Update:
Here’s one more flooding gallery downtown near Legal Beans:
PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 3 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)
SEE ALL PREVIOUS UPDATES/PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP…
6/14/2008 5:45pm Update:
Another picture sent in by a Hoboken411 reader, near the Shoprite:
6/14/2008 5:29pm Update:
Here’s a photo on 11th and Madison submitted by a Hoboken resident:
6/14/2008 4:55pm update:
A couple more “inclement weather” updates:
1. Debris and rocks were reported falling near the top of the 14th Street Viaduct (there was a big mudslide there last year that caused the wall to collapse.)
2. Additionally, a recent Hoboken resident was concerned about the rapidly rising waters on Madison, near 10th and 11th:
“I just thought you might like to give people a heads up there is flooding on madison between 10th and 11th and the water level is rising rapidly. I’m not sure what is going on but it is more than just the rain, I think a water main my have broken. We tried to call it in but they told us it is just from the rain. We have lived here for 9 months and the street has never flooded like this and the water level has never risen this fast”
I guess this “brief thunderstorm” is a bit more than a short-lived bout of inclement weather.
Seems as if the rain caused some visibility issues, and it was reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near 11th and Hudson.
And on top of all the false alarms being reported all over the Live Hoboken police and fire scanner, a manhole cover was reported “blown off” near 14th and Bloomfield.
Fun times in Hoboken!