Sandy: Evacuate or stay?

Will you stay in Hoboken when Hurricane Sandy arrives?

As most of you know – the big talk all over the area is the possibility of a life-disrupting event caused by Hurricane Sandy.

While its fairly certain this storm won’t topple entire homes the way Hurricane Andrew did back in 1992, but damage from flooding and downed trees plus extreme inconveniences such as power outages or being trapped by flooded areas are a serious concern.

That said – would you evacuate?

One of the forecasting models indicates a solid 5 foot or higher storm surge (click to see animation). That plus any rain we get and the timing of high tide could create some sticky situations where roads and sidewalks can become impassable and dangerous.

But remember – if you leave town – you may also be blocked from getting back in – so consider that decision carefully. Protect your turf? Or head for the hills?

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7 Comments on "Sandy: Evacuate or stay?"


Member
2 years 10 months ago

8 ft storm surge Monday night during high tide with a full moon.

Back of town will see in excess of 8 ft of water in places?

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joey maxim
2 years 10 months ago

yip and yap fear not the omi with no experience will deal with the problem..forget the
bars,concern with the deluge on the west side..hey no need for the 67 or so firefighters
and 21 supervisors…so many condos and bldgs will suffer on the west side,,full moon
and the payback is a bitch..we plan and God or a higher power blocks..pray for the
winds to shift..the other way..bellow sea level sucks..[quote comment=”217727″]8 ft storm surge Monday night during high tide with a full moon.Back of town will see in excess of 8 ft of water in places?[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
2 years 10 months ago

I’m staying. And EVERYONE here (those with whom I agree, and those with whom I had differences) will be in my thoughts and prayers during these trying times. Be careful of youselves and mindful of your neighbors.

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schwab
2 years 10 months ago

Not going to chance it. If the flooding gets as bad as they say, Hoboken will be under water.

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yourbrainondrugs
2 years 10 months ago

If Zimmer orders the bars to close at 8:00 like last year I am out of here ❗

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Adam_C
2 years 10 months ago

No way I’m leaving! And I bet after all this hype the storm won’t be so bad.