Still floods in Hoboken

4/20/2009:

Reports over the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel indicate that the “usual suspects” of flooding areas in town are acting up once again.

So far, the area near Shoprite at 9th and Madison – as well as 3rd-4th on Jackson are starting become impassable to vehicular traffic. Cops called these in – the city is apparently out of, or “Can’t locate” the wooden barricades – and are using cones instead.

Wasn’t flooding a big hot button topic? Seems status quo to me.

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51 Responses

  1. Dinkelacker says:

    Those must have been the folks who didn’t get the lottery tickets.

  2. andynnj says:

    Do traffic cones float?

  3. km says:

    I took a cab with my fiance from the PATH station last night in the pouring rain. Asked the driver to not take any other passengers and was promptly ignored. Fine. Can you at least take me home first? Sure, he says. He starts asking us how to get to Monroe and 1st? Are you kidding me? What kind of cab driver are you? But he’s muttering so not only am I not getting why he’s asking us for directions, I can’t hear him. When I ask him to speak again, he asks me is it because of his Indian english? Um, I just can’t hear you. Then he asks the other passenger how to get to his house. Instead of taking us home first, this driver decides to take the other guy first to 3rd and adams (or somewhere around there). Instead of pulling up to the guy’s house, the driver stop at the corner and tells the passenger to walk around the flood. We’re talking past-the-ankle-kind-of-flood. The passenger says no way am I going to ruin my work shoes. The driver tells him to take them off. We’re all looking at each other in disbelief. Take off your shoes?!? After sitting there for 5 minutes, I tell the driver if he’s not going to drop this guy off in front of his house, at least take us home first. Unbelieveable. By the way, how do I file a complaint about him?? His cab no was 054. Beware if you get into his cab!!

  4. bradykp says:

    [quote comment=”150160″]Zimmer stopped talking about flooding downtown once she started trying to get people uptown to vote for her for Mayor. Now her focus is the Northwest, when it should be the Southwest.

    The truth is Dawn never cared about flooding, which doesn’t effect her four story townhouse. She had to be talked into using flooding as an issue against Campos by her first campaign team.

    It was all a ruse to get elected, just like when Dawn swore to people in the fourth ward that if elected she would not run for Mayor. Dawn is a pawn, nothing more, nothing less.[/quote]

    lots of people say they won’t run for other office if elected to one office. the truth is, circumstances change. Dawn explained to me that she feels like she cannot get things she wants accomplished done as a council person, so she is running for mayor. To me, that sounds fairly true.

    As for not caring about flooding, she does care. At her “townhouse” as you stated, she has rain barrels that she uses to capture rain water and use the water to water plants. She also suggested other residents do this, if they have the capability of doing it. not only does it reduce the amount of water we put into the sewer system from rain, it also reduces the amount of water we put in due to running the faucet and pouring it on our plants outside.

    so don’t claim she doesn’t care about flooding, because that is simply false.

    i’m fine with you criticizing her for not getting anything done about it (except for cleaning out the sewers), we can disagree on what the reasons nothing were done. but it’s not because she doesn’t care.

  5. Margaret says:

    Dawn Zimmer is a figurehead and nothing else.
    She did not do a thing for flooding in the ward that she
    is responsible for, except put out a barrel so she could water
    her own plants! TYPICAL ….

  6. Colin says:

    [quote comment=”150458″]Dawn Zimmer is a figurehead and nothing else.
    She did not do a thing for flooding in the ward that she
    is responsible for, except put out a barrel so she could water
    her own plants! TYPICAL ….[/quote]

    Up late last night sunshine?

  7. matt_72 says:

    [quote comment=”150312″][quote comment=”150160″]Zimmer stopped talking about flooding downtown once she started trying to get people uptown to vote for her for Mayor. Now her focus is the Northwest, when it should be the Southwest.

    The truth is Dawn never cared about flooding, which doesn’t effect her four story townhouse. She had to be talked into using flooding as an issue against Campos by her first campaign team.

    It was all a ruse to get elected, just like when Dawn swore to people in the fourth ward that if elected she would not run for Mayor. Dawn is a pawn, nothing more, nothing less.[/quote]

    lots of people say they won’t run for other office if elected to one office. the truth is, circumstances change. Dawn explained to me that she feels like she cannot get things she wants accomplished done as a council person, so she is running for mayor. To me, that sounds fairly true.

    As for not caring about flooding, she does care. At her “townhouse” as you stated, she has rain barrels that she uses to capture rain water and use the water to water plants. She also suggested other residents do this, if they have the capability of doing it. not only does it reduce the amount of water we put into the sewer system from rain, it also reduces the amount of water we put in due to running the faucet and pouring it on our plants outside.

    so don’t claim she doesn’t care about flooding, because that is simply false.

    i’m fine with you criticizing her for not getting anything done about it (except for cleaning out the sewers), we can disagree on what the reasons nothing were done. but it’s not because she doesn’t care.[/quote]

    Correct me if I am wrong, but that was the same reason Obama didn’t live up to his promise for sitting for a full term in the Senate. Not that I like Obama (can’t stand the man), but anyone that voted for Obama and dislikes Zimmer b/c of this issue is an outright hypocrite.

    By the way – didn’t cleaining out the sewers help to make the flooding a little less severe? Sounds like she did more than put out a barrel (which in and of itself is more than anyone else did).

  8. bradykp says:

    matt – yes, you’re correct about Obama. Bobby Jindal made the same promise on Meet the Press a few weeks. I believe Hilary Clinton made the promise also. I bet thousands of politicians across this country over the past 5 years have made that same exact promise.

    Some of them are just completely full of crap. Some might honestly believe they need to pursue other offices to accomplish more things. Maybe they leave their constituents in the dark, maybe they’re trying to do more for them. People are free to form their opinions.

    I’m so sick and tired of people that criticize politicians for evaluating the present and making decisions based on the present. Who gives a rats ass what they said 2 years ago, 4 years ago, 5 years ago? Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?

    As for the sewers, I’d say cleaning out the sewers to help the flow of water and personally reducing her contribution to the sewer water runoff, as well as promoting these ideas to others – did quite a bit in the southwest. I know the corner of Newark and Jefferson hasn’t flooded in a long time and it used to always flood.

    There are obviously some difficulties in getting that issue completely resolved in such a short time. But she certainly did not do “nothing”.

  9. Katie_Scarlett says:

    [quote comment=”150502″]Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?
    [/quote]
    AMEN!! You are making sense to me for sure!

  10. bradykp says:

    [quote comment=”150519″][quote comment=”150502″]Isn’t it more important that they have the brain capacity to change their minds when the facts change?
    [/quote]
    AMEN!! You are making sense to me for sure![/quote]

    one of the most frustrating things to me over the past decade was many politicians being criticized when they change their minds. some had certain philosophies as senators that they didn’t carry into presidential campaigns – well – maybe that’s because instead of representing people from 1 state you’re campaigning to represent people from 50 of them? same thing with councilpersons vs mayor – you’re looking to represent different views. you want to bring what you have the table, but you still want to pledge to represent what your constituents want.

    things change, facts, change, etc. etc. people that don’t change their minds and stick with their old decisions when facts change are the real idiots in my mind. but eh, to each their own.

  11. davidcdavid64 says:

    I find the flooding thing to be interesting. It looks like a an effort to draw attention to an issue that is a non issue. To those who says she did nothing, perhaps they should post what what she should have done. If the people in her ward or reading this are dumb enough to actually think a single council person could do anything about the issue they should have their right to vote taken away. Folks, can’t you come up with a real issue.

    I am going to vote indy. All three of the “big” players are clearly full of sh…. Then at the run off we will see. It is a choice between three two faced liars who are leading the pack. Each has their person who posts on 411 attempting to stir trouble, or make an issue out of nothing. If you want to go after Zimmer hammer away about the deposition. That to me would be something that could sway my vote, the same way the CT vote prevents me from voting mason. Maybe cammaro is the right choice. at least I won’t be frustrated when he fails to do anything. The other two won’t either. It is the same old thing times three wrapping themselves in a different coat.

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