Rainy week end in store

3/13/2010 Update:

Miserable weather indeed

Told y’all this was coming back on Tuesday morning! Water building up all over Hoboken, multiple calls for water leaks, arcing wires, etc. I suspect it’ll only get worse as the day & night progress. Listen to the Hoboken411 Police and Fire Action Channel today – and send any good photos you might have in to Hoboken411@gmail.com

Otherwise – perfect nap weather!

See original 411 warning notice published 3/2/9/2010 after the jump…

3/9/2010:

Hoboken’s first flood of 2010?

While still a few days away, weather forecasters are predicting a fairly healthy dose of rain between Thursday March 11th and quite possibly all the way through Tuesday, March 16th. What pans out exactly remains to be seen. But some weather aficionados are suggesting that the NYC tri-state area may be in the “bulls eye zone,” with the potential for some of the heaviest of what’s to come. How that will affect any potential flooding here in Hoboken is unknown at the moment. Just giving everyone a little heads up of what’s on the horizon!

PS – put your Uggs in the closet this weekend!


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51 Comments on "Rainy week end in store"

redshirt
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redshirt

Car was parked on 3rd btw Grand & Adams… didn’t think that would be a bad area flooding wise, but guess I was naive. Though did move it on Sunday, didn’t notice anything until today… floor/carpets soaked. Anyone have this happen before.. if it has been sitting closed up this long, is it to late to prevent mildew? Any suggestions so as to not have a smelly car… I will try to air it out on Sat and use wet/dry vac I guess.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Never had this happen to me but I would hit it heavy with a disinfectant like Lysol in addition to everyone else you’re doing. I’d also take it for a nice LONG drive this weekend to dry up any remaining water in the engine compartment, brakes, etc. Do it before rust sets in.

Twice in my life I had to drive through 8-10″ standing water and each time it did a number on my brakes. I’m thinking it would be a good idea to give ’em a good workout.

And if you EVER find yourself in a place like Sea Bright in flood conditions, find a fresh water hose (like at a self-serve car wash or someone’s house) and get that salt water off or your car’s components will corrode faster than you can say “salvage title.”

In response to redshirt who said:
Car was parked on 3rd btw Grand & Adams… didn’t think that would be a bad area flooding wise, but guess I was naive. Though did move it on Sunday, didn’t notice anything until today… floor/carpets soaked. Anyone have this happen before.. if it has been sitting closed up this long, is it to late to prevent mildew? Any suggestions so as to not have a smelly car… I will try to air it out on Sat and use wet/dry vac I guess.

Stpaddygirl
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I was actually scared to check my car considering it was parked by the rail yard but it was ok….thank god if it floated away I would have probably gotten some type of street cleaning ticket!!

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

The river crested over the sea wall and flooded Hoboken Terminal right by where this supposedly miraculous Flood Pump is going to be built. After seeing Lackawanna Plaza taken back by Mother Nature, does anybody still think that new downtown Flood Pump is really going to work? Hoboken is still going to flood. They’ll just be able to pump the water out faster when the tide drops.

linenoise
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linenoise

I still don’t understand why the city doesn’t try and do anything proactive for folks parked in these areas. Aside from maybe just putting up some signs saying “Hey, every bad rainstorm kills a car parked here”, would it be so difficult to have the parking authority call or tow the people parked there when it does start to flood? I feel bad watching cars get clobbered by shoprite every storm.

This of course, doesn’t apply to the dolts who try and drive through it. I’m looking at you Mr. “Let me drive my accord through 4 foot deep water so the fire department has to come save me in a boat”. I really hope you get billed for that, even though your antics brightened up my afternoon.

jc5201
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jc5201

Did the majority of Sky Club residents vote for Mayor Zimmer and her team because she kept promising to fix the flooding? It was a lake over there!

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