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.

7 Responses

  1. NorthKrissy says:

    Looks like your complaints worked! We got power back!

    • jeannerizzi says:

      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 says:

        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]

  2. MJC07030 says:

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

  3. auysal says:

    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 you had to be out by the morning or pay full rates seemed ridiculous. If there are days of flooding how are you supposed to get the cars out the next morning? Rather then make it easier for us to help us prepare, none of the rules were relaxed. I went to the water front Monday morning when the storm was approaching. There were no sandbags, barriers or anything on the water’s edge to keep the water from spilling over into the street.

    The Mayor with her incompetence is directly responsible for the great extent of damage to Hoboken and its residents. If she prepared better, we might not have seen such devastation.

    She should have to answer to residents of Hoboken who have a lot of angry questions and comments to make to her. She should be voted out of office and stay out of politics. She is a poor leader at best.

  4. bokennojokink says:

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

  5. auysal says:

    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 lived in Hoboken for 5 years, and this is the third time I have seen cars submerged in water. Just a few weeks ago I walked in water up to my calves. This is not a new problem. Yet in all this time, no improvements in infrastructure have been made. The City just allows the damage to occur and then worries about the consequences later. How about being proactive rather than reactive, and have a plan in place for prevention. Demand better services for the high real estate taxes paid.

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