Flood Damage Assessment

4/30/2007 Update:

If you were affected by the massive flooding we had a few weeks ago, see below for more information, or Download the PDF if this is hard to read.

FEMA hoboken flooding

4/17/2007:
The Hoboken Office of Emergency Management would like all homeowners who suffered any kind of damage to read the following letter and respond to damage@hobokennj.org with their reports.

You can download the PDF from here.

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22 Comments on "Flood Damage Assessment"

Margaret
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THAT GREEN ROOF idea was given to the ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS BY
ME, I AM NOT A GROUPIE!

It was supposed to contain a bolted bench and a gazebo, but only turned out to be grass, as the $ that went into the project was DECIDED instead to recycle the washroom water and use it for other purposes. STOP trying to put me in a category, I am NOBODY’s pet monkey and keep my INDEPENDENCE, on FLOODING,
GREENSPACE, GREENMANTLING, RESEARCH, PUBLIC SAFETY, and other pertinent issues involving HOBOKEN. THIS has been true for the past EIGHT Mayors and their minions!

homeworld
Member

Did you know that Margaret is on the US Green Building Council Board of Directors?

In response to Margaret who said:
THAT GREEN ROOF idea was given to the ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS BY
ME, I AM NOT A GROUPIE!

It was supposed to contain a bolted bench and a gazebo, but only turned out to be grass, as the $ that went into the project was DECIDED instead to recycle the washroom water and use it for other purposes. STOP trying to put me in a category, I am NOBODY’s pet monkey and keep my INDEPENDENCE, on FLOODING,
GREENSPACE, GREENMANTLING, RESEARCH, PUBLIC SAFETY, and other pertinent issues involving HOBOKEN. THIS has been true for the past EIGHT Mayors and their minions!

davidd
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davidd

Color me sceptical

In response to Margaret who said:
THAT GREEN ROOF idea was given to the ENGINEERS AND PLANNERS BY
ME, I AM NOT A GROUPIE!

It was supposed to contain a bolted bench and a gazebo, but only turned out to be grass, as the $ that went into the project was DECIDED instead to recycle the washroom water and use it for other purposes. STOP trying to put me in a category, I am NOBODY’s pet monkey and keep my INDEPENDENCE, on FLOODING,
GREENSPACE, GREENMANTLING, RESEARCH, PUBLIC SAFETY, and other pertinent issues involving HOBOKEN. THIS has been true for the past EIGHT Mayors and their minions!

krewedetat
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krewedetat

I believe the SW6 plan from the Southwest Parks Coalition calls for LEED guidelines, which include green roofs on all new buildings in the area.

The old Hostess Cupcakes building on 14th St that now houses the CVS has a green roof. The developer and Hufnagel Landscaping had pictures of it at the Arts and Music Festival.

hobokentownie
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hobokentownie

[quote comment=”54144″]Margaret

You’ll get no argument from me on that. There are trillions of square feet of unused roof space in this country that are prime locations for green roofs and/or solar arrays.

We obviously have a number of issues that could be alleviated by green spaces on roofs. Lower power consumption because of the natural insulation plants provide, of course in Hoboken, the absorption of even a percentage of the water volume would help a lot.

With all of the development in this country, it would be wise of the government to encourage those kinds of features be added to any new buildings going up. Especially corporate or government buildings.[/quote]
Don’t go messing with the tar beach.

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Easy-E
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Margaret

You’ll get no argument from me on that. There are trillions of square feet of unused roof space in this country that are prime locations for green roofs and/or solar arrays.

We obviously have a number of issues that could be alleviated by green spaces on roofs. Lower power consumption because of the natural insulation plants provide, of course in Hoboken, the absorption of even a percentage of the water volume would help a lot.

With all of the development in this country, it would be wise of the government to encourage those kinds of features be added to any new buildings going up. Especially corporate or government buildings.

Margaret
Member
Limestone “pits” with a grate over it would stop the worst of it. Drains on the corners aid with this. It is inexpensive and can be done in the worst sections. Come up to 11th and Washington and look in front of the clock. We used to have full sewers and knee high water. NO MORE…These can be dug for little cost and the water evaporates in a day or two..Short term relief for floods. Also works with SNOW WHICH IS HEAVIER THAN WATER AND CLOGS THE PIPES and MELTS IN THE STREET CAUSING MORE FLOODING. DON’T KNOW WHY THIS HASN’T BEEN DONE YET to ALLEVIATE the FLOODING DOWNTOWN…Brought a whole poster and research to Zimmer’s “Forum” on flooding and this was ignored. Many other short term solutions were mentioned, researched and pictures shown, special plants and rocks,(to catch run off from roofs and streets) limestone walls where water can be carried elsewhere,super absorbent sand bags (new) lININGS on street sides that catch run off from blacktop roads, new absorbent rocks mixed in with blacktop for paving, the internet has WHOLE solutions from our country and others, and some of those rooftop gardens are extraordinary, especially in Japan and other countries. GREENSPACE on roofs. See Chicago City Hall, they did a whole garden and there is no flooding downside. People go up there to have lunch. Japan has elderly parks on their roofs for sick patients to go and get some sunshine. Greenspace unlimited…There are even Koi pools and playgrounds… Read more »
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