Hudson River can flood Hoboken EASILY

Hoboken is no stranger to Hudson River flooding

Last night, on the Hurricane Irene thread, Hoboken411 asked readers if the Hudson River ever flooded Hoboken.

Frank sent this photo in of a Nor’Easter that breached the roadways back in December of 1992.

“I remember it was a wild day! The ferry boats had to be taken into the river since they would’ve been ruined if they stayed docked. Crazy!”

Wow – that’s just a nor’easter – I hope this storm just goes away!

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7 Comments on "Hudson River can flood Hoboken EASILY"

MF
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that was a storm i’ll probably remember the rest of my life. wasn’t in hoboken but was in central nj, as a teen, and it put a tree through our house. i’m afraid this storm will be similar, at best, if not more severe.

NickAdams
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NickAdams

December of ’92 was wild. I had a direct view of the river at that time and faced what is now Pier A park. I saw a ferry just twirl around in a circle from the wind that howled all day and flooded the pier and parking lot in front of it. The PATH was out for about 2 weeks. However, the rest of Hoboken did not flood as I recall and I lived about a block and a half from the river.

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

You are correct, the rest of Hoboken did not flood. Well, at least not the area around Brandt School. I was a student there at the time and schools were open that day, although a lot of teachers/students did not show up. Free time![quote comment=”210033″]December of ’92 was wild. I had a direct view of the river at that time and faced what is now Pier A park. I saw a ferry just twirl around in a circle from the wind that howled all day and flooded the pier and parking lot in front of it. The PATH was out for about 2 weeks. However, the rest of Hoboken did not flood as I recall and I lived about a block and a half from the river.[/quote]

Stamper
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Stamper

Anyone remember how long the PATH was down when it flooded in 1992?

mooshu
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mooshu

Great. I wasn’t nervous before seeing that photo.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

mooshu no joking with you..You know dogs and when they start acting strange that will let you know when the storm is approaching…Recall when people lobbyed for open space more parks trees..Lets hope they stand up and not fall on power lines and cars people etc.
You be carefulll too..I need someone to argue with so stay safe. 😀 [quote comment=”210019″]Great. I wasn’t nervous before seeing that photo.[/quote]

escaped68
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I was talking to a man who has a cat, he told me that about a 1/2 hour before the earthquake the cat was running around acting nuts. There is truely something to animals predicting changes[quote comment=”210039″]mooshu no joking with you..You know dogs and when they start acting strange that will let you know when the storm is approaching…Recall when people lobbyed for open space more parks trees..Lets hope they stand up and not fall on power lines and cars people etc. You be carefulll too..I need someone to argue with so stay safe. [/quote]

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