More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

10/1/2010 Update:

Hoboken spared worst, still has flooding & politics

Politicians only serve themselves during election season…

A brief update to the recent rain/flooding situation in Hoboken. This event wasn’t the worst Hoboken has seen, but the usual areas flooded as expected. A “been there, done that” moment for sure. For purposes of historical documentation – see photo gallery and video below (plus more further in the article.)

Of course, no event that affects residents can be complete without a dose of politics. In this instance, 4th Ward Council Candidate Tim Occhipinti released a message indicating that the appointed 4th Ward Councilman Michael Lenz was too busy feeding and entertaining himself at a fundraiser – instead of caring about the ward he lives in and is supposed to represent. See full release here.

I guess I wouldn’t be too happy that my ward representative is out frolicking while damage and flooding is occurring in my neighborhood either.

And here’s a few photos sent in by JP – pretty much long after the peak of the flood waters early this morning, when Hoboken cops said the water was at door level of cars parked on the street.

See original update – along with revised gallery of wind damage after the break!

Nicole making Hoboken wet, damaging winds

9/30/2010 Update:

High Wind Warning in full effect in Hoboken (till 6am tomorrow). Some pics of a downed tree on 5th and Wash.. more to come for sure later on!

Will Hoboken get slammed later?

Hoboken and the NYC area lucked out all day today – with the first round of tropical rain staying well to our east.

However, winds are picking up (branches down all over Hoboken at the moment), and the next “phase” of this rain event is coming up from the south. Forecasters are still crunching numbers as to where the “bulls eye” will be for tonight. A shift of just 25-50 miles east or west can significantly impact whether it’s going to be terrible, or just another rain shower.

At the moment – the National Weather Service has this map – with close to 4 inches of rain expected over the next 24 hours. Whether that happens is up to mother nature I guess.

9/30/2010 Update:

See weather updates in the comments section as I have time to post them… raining like cats & dogs at 6:25am – more updates this afternoon as necessary. Don’t forget to send your flood shots in if there are any!

9/29/2010:

Will they get the forecast right this time?

Yesterdays “Tornado Watch” in Hoboken was the biggest dud by the National Weather Service this year, as the storm system fizzled out (which is why I only updated the Hoboken Weather Watch thread and didn’t create a separate post). The downtown farmers market was even canceled due to that watch.

However, Tropical Storm Nicole formed today near Florida – and is *supposed* to steamroll right up the east coast Thursday afternoon into Friday. In fact, the uptown farmers market is officially canceled for tomorrow as well!

What does that mean for Hoboken? Flooding?

Well, forecasts have been wobbling east and west concerning the exact track this tropical system will take – but I’ve seen estimates between two and four inches of rain (or more) that may fall in a relatively short time span. And that usually means FLOODING for Hoboken. Now that 411 has posted this, expect a weather-related announcement on the city website indicating free parking for those in affected areas of Hoboken.

The National Weather Service has issued the following watches for Hoboken, NJ:

Bust out your galoshes – and send in any flood photos if you can!

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53 Comments on "More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding"

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Easy does it Tim. Tone it down a notch, Stiick to the issues and kick a$$. The 4th ward is a tough ward but they don’t care much for cocky people. It could cost you an election.

chacha17
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chacha17

so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?”

i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

cha cha mombo bongo..its not the critixizing of el large more than the fact the pumps are coming..the floods did occur in the morning..give him that much..his eating his his business,,bashing sucks but both sides bash not mike but the towel girls and boys who for some reason are obsessed with broom hilda..fair is fair 😀 [quote comment=”198212″]so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?” i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak[/quote]

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

I kind of got that same impression of Tim O’s press release. Was Tim out there with buckets or was he busy typing? He fell down several notches IMHO with his “attempt” to sling mud.[quote comment=”198212″]so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?” i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I don’t see it as slinging mud. As I read it is a compare and contrast (action vs politics) of NYC that is proactive clearing the drain or catch basins vs Hoboken folks politicing. Further it leads into a solution that is apparently not being considered by the current administration.[quote comment=”198217″]I kind of got that same impression of Tim O’s press release. Was Tim out there with buckets or was he busy typing? He fell down several notches IMHO with his “attempt” to sling mud.[/quote]

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

To each his/her own, but to me Tim O’s first paragraph was a stretch to sling mud. He would be taken more seriously and turn off less people if he had left that introduction out and stuck to facts.

Anyway, he’s accusing city workers of not being pro-active, but how does he know they don’t go out there to clear the gutters before and during a storm? They know all the trouble spots. It’s just an overwhelming amount of water for the sewers to handle no matter how clear the gutters are before a storm.[quote comment=”198219″]I don’t see it as slinging mud. As I read it is a compare and contrast (action vs politics) of NYC that is proactive clearing the drain or catch basins vs Hoboken folks politicing. Further it leads into a solution that is apparently not being considered by the current administration.

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wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

for hundreds of years its been that way..Before the projects were built it was a marshland and soccer fields..and proberly worse .Below sea level,and you cant stop the tides.Water seeks its level..Unless someone is moses nothing can be done..BTW the niave ones actually believed the pumps were on the way.The sewers mostly made of wood going back to civil war days…The new tennets asked real estate about saftey but how many asked about flooding?? Just the begining.The queen should never had made a promise she could not keep to get elected.. 🙄 [quote comment=”198232″]To each his/her own, but to me Tim O’s first paragraph was a stretch to sling mud. He would be taken more seriously and turn off less people if he had left that introduction out and stuck to facts. Anyway, he’s accusing city workers of not being pro-active, but how does he know they don’t go out there to clear the gutters before and during a storm? They know all the trouble spots. It’s just an overwhelming amount of water for the sewers to handle no matter how clear the gutters are before a storm.

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