Incredible Flooding Photos

Photos: Crazy flooding in Hoboken, NJ from Hurricane Sandy

6pm Update: Power coming back in various areas around Hoboken including Bloomfield, Garden, Willow, Adams and Hudson. Lots of alarms, and elevator issues though. Be careful!

A new updated photo gallery of the destructive flooding that took place during Hurricane Sandy earlier in the week. A few points to ponder, though:

  • What will happen with personal transportation? Not just in Hoboken, but in the general path of destruction that Sandy left behind. How many cars do you think were destroyed? 1,000 in Hoboken alone? 100k, 250k or more area-wide? There are not enough rental cars to go around – and I doubt anyone would buy a used car that may have very well been compromised as well. The new car inventory probably will not be able to meet demand.
  • And it seems like NYC will be back online way before Hoboken. Nearby cities are already getting power back, but PSE&G is dropping numbers like 7-10 days for Hoboken? Our Mayor Zimmer seems to lack any political clout. I find those numbers unacceptable despite the explanations. We need power up by the weekend, and the personnel on hand to make it happen. Hoboken was hit really hard – and should be a top priority.

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7 Comments on "Incredible Flooding Photos"


auysal
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auysal
3 years 5 months ago
For those who say, “This is Hoboken, you should have known better”, my answer to them is “That’s right… the Mayor should have known better.” Isn’t that way residents pay taxes of $10,000 per yr. These taxes should be used to improve Hoboken infrastructure so that these heavy storms don’t cripple the city. I’m all for parties in the park and movies under the stars, but not at the expense of more essential services such as better sewer drainage and protection from Hudson River spillage. While this storm may be unprecedented, flooding in Hoboken is all too commonplace. I have… Read more »
bokennojokink
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bokennojokink
3 years 5 months ago

Agreed…with over 1000 cars out of service…parking to higher ground was clearly not made bearable.

auysal
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auysal
3 years 5 months ago
I live in the SkyClub building at corner of 1st and Harrison Streets, one of the worst hit areas of Hoboken. Let me just say that the mayor did nothing to prepare the city for Hurricane Sandy other than tell people to evacuate. Instead of making preparations, she put the burden of responsibility on residents to just get out. That is the easiest road she could take. Not everyone has a second home to escape to. The city with its bureaucratic nonsense made it difficult for people to park off the street. I looked into it but because they said… Read more »
MJC07030
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MJC07030
3 years 5 months ago

Anyone know if power is back near 10th and Grand?

NorthKrissy
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NorthKrissy
3 years 5 months ago

Looks like your complaints worked! We got power back!

jeannerizzi
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jeannerizzi
3 years 5 months ago

That is great news – where do you live? We came to the city to stay with family but have no idea what’s going on with our building and would love to go home. Thanks![quote comment=”217803″]Looks like your complaints worked! We got power back![/quote]

Tyler2191
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Tyler2191
3 years 5 months ago

couldn’t agree more. Does anyone have any idea if and where power was restored? 1st and clinton is where I’m at.
[quote comment=”217804″]That is great news – where do you live? We came to the city to stay with family but have no idea what’s going on with our building and would love to go home. Thanks![/quote]

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