More on yesterday’s flooding

Hoboken floods again – what about those costly “sensors?”

As most of you know, Hoboken flooded very badly during yesterday’s summer shower. And it wasn’t even a major nor’easter or tropical storm.

You might also recall Mayor Dawn Zimmer was a big supporter of spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on these fruity “Emnet Sensors” that were supposed to “help alert” with the flooding. Dumbest idea ever – because I’m not sure you need much more than a weather forecast and two eyeballs to be prepared for the flooding.

Yeah, people are still losing their cars and dealing with toxic sewage on the sidewalks – so everyone must feel warm and fuzzy that we spent money on beeping robotic sensors that did jack squat. At least some people are positive, and expect a bounty crop of “poop tomatoes” this year

More Hoboken Flooding Photos

Hoboken didn’t just flood downtown yesterday, but most intersections west of the avenue. The ShopRite was bad, Madison Street was bad (despite the fresh pavement), and many other areas remained flooded hours after the rain stopped.

Thanks again to Jason, Jason, Willow, John, Madison St., and others for sending the photos in (sorry if I haven’t gotten to them yet!)

Will the pump work?

Politicians are crossing their fingers this multi-million dollar “wet weather pumping station” will solve problems (despite people going on the record saying it will NOT work).

Once it’s operational later this year – and we get another heavy rain storm or nor’easter during high-tide let’s check back. And whatever happens – do not believe any politician who issues press releases after a 5 minute rain shower and says “See? the pump worked!”

Make sure they compare apples to apples. Otherwise you’re just one of the lemmings.

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19 Comments on "More on yesterday’s flooding"

truth1
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truth1

Hey Whiskey, they pumped a lot of beer at the 14th beer garden; however, they were not crying in their beer as one of the owner’s of Whiskey Tango Bar & Grill in Hollywood Fla. was- because of the cost of giving away a lot of free drinks for Miami Heat Basketball. 🙄

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

truth know nothing about that..They pump lots of beer and liquor in Hoboken at night to but not for free. Maybe the revelers can go to tango bar in fla and give us a break 😀 [quote comment=”209589″]Hey Whiskey, they pumped a lot of beer at the 14th beer garden; however, they were not crying in their beer as one of the owner’s of Whiskey Tango Bar & Grill in Hollywood Fla. was- because of the cost of giving away a lot of free drinks for Miami Heat Basketball. [/quote]

truth1
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truth1

Whiskey – my way of saying Hi and to find out if you knew that your namesake is a bar in Hollywood Fla, where many former Hobokenites have relocated. By the way, good health and luck to you in any future moves that you might make 😛 [quote comment=”209600″]truth know nothing about that..They pump lots of beer and liquor in Hoboken at night to but not for free. Maybe the revelers can go to tango bar in fla and give us a break [/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

thanks truth..thinking of taking my geese loving gal along with me ..we can fly united[quote comment=”209617″]Whiskey – my way of saying Hi and to find out if you knew that your namesake is a bar in Hollywood Fla, where many former Hobokenites have relocated. By the way, good health and luck to you in any future moves that you might make [/quote]

artistcon
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artistcon

When are you people going to wake up? You act like Hoboken is some great town to live in it’s not. Flooding has been happening there for years, it’s nothing new. As long as Yuppies and Stroller moms don’t let their voice be heard this will go on and on.

Check your history folks.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

artistcon…Hoboken is a few feet below sea level…tides and storms will have an effect on the water level on the west side. The Campaign promise was clear the floods. i resided in a bldg and was janitor in the 70’s on Jackson st..Two Sump pumps never helped.water rised to the electrial boxes..HFD had to relocate us..My new car destroyed. People use to keep items such as christmas things etc A/Cs as well.All gone
We never said a word..Now the leader is going to fix that..two years ago,Water seeks its level,,Notice not one person is angry at the leader over the floods and high taxes.that were suppose to be lowered.One buys a cardboard condo on the north west side /it is what it is.. Remember to vote row numbnuts come election day 8) [quote comment=”209567″]When are you people going to wake up? You act like Hoboken is some great town to live in it’s not. Flooding has been happening there for years, it’s nothing new. As long as Yuppies and Stroller moms don’t let their voice be heard this will go on and on.Check your history folks.[/quote]

artistcon
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artistcon

Hoboken has been flooding for years. When are you people going to stop deluding yourself into thinking that it’s a great town? It’s not as long as yuppies and stroller moms don’t vote.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

artistcon..Who said it was a great town. It just became accessable to those who work in NYC…It’s just that these people complain about everything. when over the years the bnr percieved the short comings as a way of life. Hoboken is one big cluster f**k.So many people moved out for this reason and nothing else..In Ocean County one ddes not have to worry about alternate pkg,clean street sweepers,titlle 10 .39 less than 25 feet from corners .Zip cars take 100 feet from the st blocks.the saying goes if one wants to dance they pay the band..or vacate. 😛 [quote comment=”209566″]Hoboken has been flooding for years. When are you people going to stop deluding yourself into thinking that it’s a great town? It’s not as long as yuppies and stroller moms don’t vote.[/quote]

escaped68
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You need more then a pumping station, a entire system is needed. That system needs a network of storm drain dedicated to just storm water, a catch basin for this storm water to empty into so the pumps could do the task that they are designed to do. Right now these umps are underutilized , these pumps are being used to pump out a trickle.
This system is very costly and will take a long to build. Also chances are a lot of streets will be torn up.

TJD
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Agreed. We need a storm system that is separate from the sanitary sewer. Pumps alone just put all that waste directly into the Hudson.

Someone should pitch this to our Federal Gov’t as a good jobs creation program – we’re not going to get enough local funding to undertake a project of this size.[quote comment=”209563″]You need more then a pumping station, a entire system is needed. That system needs a network of storm drain dedicated to just storm water, a catch basin for this storm water to empty into so the pumps could do the task that they are designed to do. Right now these umps are underutilized , these pumps are being used to pump out a trickle. This system is very costly and will take a long to build. Also chances are a lot of streets will be torn up.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

So glad I rent.

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