Hoboken Hurricane Projectile Alert
Unsecured objects in Hoboken could become deadly projectiles
Many readers have sent in emails mentioning two concerns in particular about UNSECURED objects during a fierce wind storm like Hurricane Irene (which is bearing down on us on by tonight.)
Just wanted to share these warnings with you all…
Hoboken City Hall & trash cans – mediocre preparedness?
Hoboken411 reader Patrick sent in these photos of trash bins that were tied down instead of removed entirely. Here’s what he had to say:
“Where is our Mayor and other council leaders? I took these attached photos at approximately 4:00 PM along the river between 4th Street and Pier A Park. Metal garbage cans instead of being secured in the sheds in Pier A park they have been tied to light poles and railings. If Irene brings with her 75-100 MPH winds isn’t there a possibility that 25 or 30 lbs. steel garbage cans will snap the strings that bind them and become 25-30 lb. projectiles?
Why wouldn’t our OT gobbling DPW employees simply place the cans in their Cushman scooter and then place the cans in the storage sheds? How serious is our Mayor about preparedness when she is nowhere to be seen and I find these photos troubling when I am simply walking my dog?
To be fair two or three of the cans also have a chain attachment.”
Construction site debris uptown causes concern as well
“The construction site in front of the Tea Building (behind City Bistro) left a lot of stuff unsecured. Here are two pictures of loose wood planks just sitting out! These 2″ x 12″ boards are going to turn into missiles once the wind gets here, and it looks like they could blow right into the side of the Sovereign. I’ve also included a picture of loose metal brackets sitting in a pile. These will be deadly at 60 mph.”