Will Hoboken flood again?

Potential storm threat for Hoboken tonight

Tonight’s rain threat looks like it has the potential to produce the same Hoboken flooding as last week. Lucky for us it will not be high tide. The flooding we had last week also happened at low tide as well.

Please exercise caution near any flooding – and lightning!

Hoboken Flooding Pics – July 18, 2012

5:45pm Update:

Some pics from residents – plus the area by Shoprite is a warzone… one car floated onto the sidewalk!!

Hoboken floods as usual

Today’s Severe Thunderstorms are causing the typical Mile Square flooding according to Hoboken Police.

Reminded me of that so-called “pump…” And it’s not even close to high tide! Listen to the live Hoboken police action channel for more…

19 Responses

  1. hoboken411 says:

    Shoprite (near 9th & 10th), 15th st., 16th street and other spots are “under water” according to HPD.

  2. bradski says:

    I look at the bright side, it sure cooled off nicely!

  3. hoboken411 says:

    The downtown areas now too – 1st St. and 2nd St. (near Clinton), etc. (as of around 5pm)

  4. hoboken411 says:

    HPD: “Get the SUV’s uptown, heavy flooding. Gushing water caused manhole cover to burst off at 10th & Madison…”

  5. Angry Bird says:

    Keep the updates coming! I am looking at a traffic map and every major road leading into Hoboken, including JC Heights, seems to be catastrophically gridlocked. Great…

    • hoboken411 says:

      @Bird – so many roads are closed in Hoboken right now – it’s not even funny…

      Crazy that the city had the “foresight” to cancel the fruity movie today – but their OEM crew was not even ready for the storms and had to scramble to help HPD with the road closures and barricades. Amateurs!

  6. hoboken411 says:

    5:30pm update – seems as if the heaviest of the rain is over (just lighter rain off and on for the next hour or two), so depending on when you arrive into town, much of the water may subside…

    Also – the chimney on one building was struck by lightning (I think on Clinton St.) and bricks were strewn all over the sidewalk. Didn’t catch the exact address…

  7. NorthKrissy says:

    Some friends who live near shoprite said they can’t even get home. This is a ridiculous way to live in a modern city.

    • Craig-D says:

      Well you did choose to live in a coastal city that is well below sea level and thus part of a FEMA flood zone. I’m not sure what else you were expecting. [quote comment=”216494″]Some friends who live near shoprite said they can’t even get home. This is a ridiculous way to live in a modern city.[/quote]

  8. hoboken411 says:

    Some of the streets are receding a bit (like 2nd & Clinton) – we were LUCKY as hell this storm happened at LOW tide. Would have had major damage to many homes if it happened just five hours later. Water would have been 3-4 feet higher.

  9. showme789 says:

    Gee, that pump really worked well…NOT.
    This is what happens when you put politics above governing, Mayor. You know as well as anyone that one pump is virtually useless and at least four pumps would be needed to make a difference. Eventually it will rain during high tide and everyone will see that the Mayor has played us again.

    • escaped68 says:

      You are joking I hope? There are a lot of questions to be answered about this undersized pump station;
      1. why just one pump?

      2. what do you do if that one goes down?

      3. can that one pump keep up?[ apparently not]

      4. who are the fools that designed this, approved this, and okayed the building of this undersized pump station?

      5. who lined their pockets on this fiasco?

      Any home owner who has a water problem and needs a sump pump has a backup in case of primary pump failure and there are no provisions for a back up at a” major”pump station, shame on the city.
      [quote comment=”216497″]Gee, that pump really worked well…NOT. This is what happens when you put politics above governing, Mayor. You know as well as anyone that one pump is virtually useless and at least four pumps would be needed to make a difference. Eventually it will rain during high tide and everyone will see that the Mayor has played us again.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        Showme, I say one has to do their own due diligence. Even if crooked politicians approved building in a flood area, it doesn’t absolve the responsibility of home owners knowingly taking on the risk for buying into a flood zone area.

        [quote comment=”216499″]You are joking I hope? There are a lot of questions to be answered about this undersized pump station; 1. why just one pump? 2. what do you do if that one goes down? 3. can that one pump keep up?[ apparently not] 4. who are the fools that designed this, approved this, and okayed the building of this undersized pump station? 5. who lined their pockets on this fiasco? Any home owner who has a water problem and needs a sump pump has a backup in case of primary pump failure and there are no provisions for a back up at a” major”pump station, shame on the city.[/quote]

  10. hoboken411 says:

    6:50pm – Severe Thunderstorm Warning….

    The National Weather Service is using dramatic language:

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.

    THESE STORMS ARE ON A LINE FROM THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY THROUGH NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND INTO EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND ARE MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH, PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS, DESTRUCTIVE HAIL, AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER, PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

    IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS – CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS
    IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS.

    REMEMBER… IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER… YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

    THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND LARGE DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND
    SOUTHEAST NEW YORK.

  11. spiffy says:

    It won’t be bad, just a summer shower!

    • hoboken411 says:

      Maybe not – but the construction crew at Maxwell Place weren’t taking any chances. They tethered the crane to the ground. It’s normally left up overnight.

      [quote comment=”216576″]It won’t be bad, just a summer shower!
      [/quote]

  12. hoboken411 says:

    As of 9:10pm – Surprise round 2 of moderate rain – not as intense as the initial wave – but slow and steady. Nice loud thunder too!

  13. animal_lover says:

    Is it going to flood again in Hoboken? what kind of question is that? Is the pope Catholic?

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