Hurricane Irene – Additional Information
Important information about Hurricane Irene & Hoboken
I’m going to touch on a few important points here about Hurricane Irene which is coming our way – “just in case.”
For one (thanks to Hoboken411 reader Ian) – this is an interesting map that shows the flooding impact for certain category hurricanes hitting our area directly.
Note that about 80% of Hoboken is under water with a Category 1 – and nearly 90% if it’s a Category 2. The safe zone in all circumstances is up at Stevens Institute. If the storm comes through bigger than anticipated, expect everything west of Washington St. to be flooded. Not a pleasant thought whatsoever.
Latest map shows sickening amounts of rain
While we’re still three or four days from “certainty,” this forecast model below shows a biblical amount of moisture hitting our area.
This is certainly not guaranteed – but it’s important to know the potential. And you think the economy was bad before? My God, this will put a dent in our collective well-being if it pans out. Pray for the least-damaging outcome, and help neighbors if you can!