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Hoboken power coming back very slowly

While other towns are getting their power back, Hoboken is mostly still stuck in the dark ages. Below is a map that shows where the lights are on. Hopefully more spots are restored – and quickly. The consensus from countless residents (and especially seniors) – is that the Zimmer administration has done a pretty poor job with Hurricane Sandy – despite the scale of the event. I’ve even received emails from people across the country who saw our Mayor on TV and felt bad for us (her lack of composure, begging, apparent instability, etc.) In the most dire of times, people need leaders – not whiners.

Hang in there everyone!

69 Responses

  1. YKHoboken says:

    Does anyone know if there’s power at the Grand Adams building? Thx.

  2. Ankur says:

    Does anyone know if Willow Ave between 5th and 6th has power ?

  3. Rbatra says:

    Does anyone know if the 200 and 300 blocks of Adams Street have power? Thanks.

  4. jakobkraft says:

    Anyone know if 14th and Bloomfield has power?

  5. daytimeman714 says:

    14th & Washington has bower.

  6. morpheustrinity0525 says:

    Hi. Anyone knows if 8th & Garden has power yet?

  7. hobofam says:

    Hoboken Family Practice will reopen tomorrow at 8am.

  8. HomeTeam says:

    Still no power on Jackson between Observer and 1st. PSE&G worked tirelessly to get Mayor Zimmmer’s home power and then they disappeared. They sure as hell weren’t at the substation yesterday, contrary to their lie they keep repeating. This morning I was told by PSE&G that I was lying, I had power. They refused to take a report or info because they insisted my block had power. I really think they only people they have in town now are people who make coffee.

  9. danni says:

    Hey,
    Does anyone know if power is back on between 5th and 6th monroe st? How are the streets, is garbage still all over the place? Is it safe to go during the day and check on my apt? Thanks!

  10. hoboken411 says:

    Today’s PSE&G Update:

    PSE&G Service Restoration Update – Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:30 a.m.

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS USING GENERATORS AT HOME. PLEASE ISSUE AN ALERT.

    We are reading media reports about people who have become ill or died from carbon monoxide poisoning or fires resulting from the use of generators in their homes. Anyone using portable electric generators must be sure to carefully read and follow the manual that came with the generator. Be sure your generator is UL-approved, installed by a licensed electrician and inspected by your local electrical inspector. There must be a way to physically disconnect your generator from utility lines. Customers who improperly install, operate or maintain a generator are risking their lives and the lives of their neighbors and utility workers.

    Outage update: PSE&G continues to make progress restoring customers – about 78 percent of the 1.7 million customers affected by Hurricane Sandy have been restored. The number of outages is now 375,000.

    We have now restored 95 percent of our customers in our Southern region that includes portions of Burlington, Mercer, Camden and Gloucester counties. As work is completed, crews in South Jersey will be reassigned to work in other parts of the state.

    There are five substations that remain without power, all in Hudson County. We are working to have them energized sometime today. Restoring the substations is a critical step in allowing us to power the distribution systems that bring electricity to customers’ homes.

    At the request of the Governor, we have provided details on our work plan that are available on our website (www.pseg.com/workplan). Note that the plan is a snapshot in time showing the estimated number of customers expected to be restored based on work currently assigned and will change based on emerging conditions and the need to reprioritize work.

    Some current restoration statistics:

    We have restored power to all refineries, and 78 percent of the gas stations in our service territory have power.
    80 percent of schools in our service territory have power.

    We are working with local officials to target restoration of power for polling stations where possible.

    “We understand that this is hard on our customers — it is also hard on our employees, who live in almost every town we serve,” said Ralph LaRossa, president and chief operating officer of PSE&G. “We appreciate the patience our customers are showing and the words of encouragement being offered to our employees and the thousands who have come from around the country to help us restore power. Please understand that this is dangerous work. We need to be focused on thoroughly, carefully and safely restoring power. Please do not distract our employees from the task at hand.”

    PSE&G’s Mobile Customer Service Centers: To provide relief to particularly hard hit communities, PSE&G has established mobile Customer Service Centers (CSCs). These locations are providing ice, drinking water and power strips for recharging devices to PSE&G customers at no cost. Food is being given out at PSE&G’s centers in Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken. PSE&G representatives are staffing these centers to provide customers with information about the utility’s efforts to restore power. The current list of PSE&G Mobile CSCs is as follows.

    Hoboken: CVS Parking Lot (59 Washington St. 24/7)
    Moonachie: Red Neck Grove (John Stevens Baseball Field 8-9 p.m.)
    Paramus: Paramus Park Mall 8-9 p.m.
    Jersey City: Westside and Claremont Ave 8-4pm
    Newark: St James Church Parking Lot (Elm St and Madison St 8-4pm)

    Some frequently ask Questions from our customers:

    Q. Why are my neighbors back and I’m not?

    A. Homes very near to each other can be fed from different circuits. One of them may be damaged and not the other. It’s also possible that one part of a circuit is damaged while other sections are not. Circuits from a station usually have two sections. If one section is damaged, we can open a breaker to stop the flow of electricity to that section while keeping the other section in service.

    Q. I hardly ever lose power. Why am I out now?

    A. These are conditions we haven’t experienced in decades. Damage to switching stations, the backbone of the system, was extensive, and there were unusual amounts of damage to the transmission lines that bring power to the distribution system. If there is no power to their feeder station then their particular circuit will have no power. This storm also took an unusually high number of trees down, greatly increasing the number of customers affected and the amount of time it takes to bring power back.

    Q. Why don’t I see anyone working on this?

    A. We have to fix the transmission and substation issues first, or no power will flow to the circuits that serve you. Much of the work that goes into getting your power back is done out of sight. We have unprecedented amounts of tree damage that caused many circuit faults. Once we have transmission and substations restored, we prioritize jobs that involve critical infrastructure (such as hospitals and police stations) and those that have the most number of customers affected. With damage this severe, it is taking time but we are working our way through that process.

    Q. Why don’t you know when my power will be back?

    A. Under normal circumstances we know how long it takes to respond to reports of problems and restore service. This is not your average storm. Hurricane Sandy has caused twice the damage as Hurricane Irene. This means that even assessing the damage is slow, with new information constantly filling in the picture of the conditions that need to be addressed. We’ve also continued to bring additional out-of-state crews to help, and move them around to the areas they are needed most.

    Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the Reliability One Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).

  11. adams_long says:

    Just got phone call from wife: power restored at our home on Jefferson between Newark and 1st. Consider it a B-day present for me from PSEG 😛

  12. jungt1 says:

    82 Clinton didn’t have power until 7:30 AM

  13. CherylTC says:

    Does anyone know if all the power has been repaired on 6th between Park and 6th?

    • CherylTC says:

      I meant 6th between Park and Willow[quote comment=”217953″]Does anyone know if all the power has been repaired on 6th between Park and 6th?[/quote]

      • yourbrainondrugs says:

        I live at 253 6th St and I dont have power. The problem is when the building flooded it caused the wires from the building to the pole to explode. Call PSEG at 1-800-436-7734 and report the power outage. I just called and the more people who call the faster they will send somebody to fix the wires. I just called my mother and asked her to report the problem. Hopefully it will get fixed today…My fingers and several other places on my body are crossed.. ❗ [quote comment=”217959″]I meant 6th between Park and Willow[/quote]

  14. nancy says:

    LETTER TO THE MAYOR AND HER INC

    Dear mayor
    My name is nancy kushner and I live in and garden and I take a walk with 2 friends from 14 street to first on Washington and from first to 11 street on Bloomfield tell we get down to Jackson street it was about 4 hours of walk up and down on every street in hoboken and we asked every person (male,female, kids ) HAVE YOU SEEN THE MAYOR AND THE ANSWERS WAS NO WE EVEN ASKED THE COPS HAVE YOU SEEN THE MAYOR. THE ANSWERS WERE “DO WE HAVE A MAYOR?”

    Shame on you, Mayor Zimmer. You are a person who knows nothing about nothing even the people around you. They are the same people just like you.

    Dear Mayor, what have you done to help the people of Hoboken and please don’t lie because the peoples in Hoboken never saw you. Or any other elected person.

    Dawn Zimmer shame on you!

  15. jeannerizzi says:

    We found out this morning that we have power at 10th and Jefferson – going after work to confirm.

  16. sanvarlan says:

    Yay, thanks Hoboken 411!! You really helped me get through this serious ordeal. I mean you kept me in the know about EVERYTHING. I was surprised that I was able to tell people about things that were going on that they had no idea about and they were curious how I knew so much. You better believe I told them where I got my info from.

    You were a great friend when all was dark and now I’m a dedicated Hoboken411-phile. 😀

    I’m kind of new to the Hoboken community, but I will continue to come back here so I can know how I can help and participate as an officially proud Hobokenite. Also the power is back up at 108 14th Street, including the traffic lights on the corner of Washington and 14th street as well as the Madison across the street.

    Thanks again :)

  17. hazzle says:

    people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some of us had to pay to stay elsewhere to stay for those 8 days and many of us who don’t get food stamps how are we to fill our refrigerators and freezers we have no feed for the month

    • joey maxim says:

      hazzle know if a applied tennent that pays high rent ,without power for a week. i hope
      you feel better and keep the faith..In staten island people were dumpster dumping. Its
      strange how a civilized people can become animals in the blink of an eye..[quote comment=”217989″]people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some of us had to pay to stay elsewhere to stay for those 8 days and many of us who don’t get food stamps how are we to fill our refrigerators and freezers we have no feed for the month[/quote]

    • Chow says:

      No food – are you telling me that the entire development decided to avoid stocking up and purchasing non-perishable food and water as recommended? If so, that is your own fault because the food stamps that you refer to allow you to purchase the food and water.

      If you need food stamps and public assistance you do not have disposable income, how is it that you can afford a pet?

      If you had to pay to stay elsewhere, just like many of us did, you do what we had to do – you pay for it out of your own pocket.

      You make no mention of property damage or destruction, only the fact that you had to pay money out of your own pocket. THAT IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS. [quote comment=”217989″]people in the hoboken housing authority live there for a reason…reason being we all have low income…..after what we had to endure with no food for the 1st 3 days of sandy and no heat some of us had animals we had nowhere to move which had passed away…I myself being one of those residents our animals are like our children…..what are we supposed to do now that some of us had to pay to stay elsewhere to stay for those 8 days and many of us who don’t get food stamps how are we to fill our refrigerators and freezers we have no feed for the month[/quote]

  18. willow says:

    Regardless of how you prepared there is plenty of help being offered. Tons of clothes, bedding, water, food all for free. There were FEMA people roaming the streets looking to see if people needed help. I question if you just stayed in your apt and didn’t communicate with any one. I am doubting your actual status since you are on the boards here complaining instead of making things happen.

    It also absolutely infuriates me if you let a pet expire due to the storm. That is absolutely insane. Again there were more then enough people willing to help. It sounds like you have issues besides hurricane Sandy. You might want to seek medical attention.

  19. animal_lover says:

    NANCY right you are. I surveyed damages night and day. No Mayor. I did see Mason out lending a hand. The two of you who said help is everywhere you must not have ventured out to three and four foot deep combo sewer/water/oil spill. Even when the national guard came it wasn’t easy to locate them and I did not see any methodical plan for getting those stuck in condos out. Post disaster, when a person or community is in need direct services need to be provided.

    • Chow says:

      your post is untrue. Really, what did Mason do? Did she threaten legal action or attempt to block a vote.

      Everyone was in the same boat, I did not get my power back until Monday and was flooded. However, we prepared – had food, batteries, water and a leash to walk my dog.

      Can’t please all the people all of the time. [quote comment=”218017″]NANCY right you are. I surveyed damages night and day. No Mayor. I did see Mason out lending a hand. The two of you who said help is everywhere you must not have ventured out to three and four foot deep combo sewer/water/oil spill. Even when the national guard came it wasn’t easy to locate them and I did not see any methodical plan for getting those stuck in condos out. Post disaster, when a person or community is in need direct services need to be provided.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        CHOW, an ill-informed – nevertheless staunch proponent of what you believe/want to believe is “TRUTH”. [quote comment=”218018″]your post is untrue. Really, what did Mason do? Did she threaten legal action or attempt to block a vote.Everyone was in the same boat, I did not get my power back until Monday and was flooded. However, we prepared – had food, batteries, water and a leash to walk my dog.Can’t please all the people all of the time.[/quote]

      • Chow says:

        animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer? [quote comment=”218019″]CHOW, an ill-informed – nevertheless staunch proponent of what you believe/want to believe is “TRUTH”.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        CHOW- More of your sensible, opinionated and judgemental “truths”. Give yourself a big pat on tbe back for not evacuating. Try to reread my post w/o a prior opinion – and then respond. Better yet, understand the role and functioning that government, nonprofits and taxes ACTUALLY play not how you imagine them to be. Did you vote , donate blood, make a contribution to the red cross or yor church… take in a stranded evacuee? Enough w your self righteousness and have a little gratitude rather than attempt to knock others.[quote comment=”218049″]animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer?[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        YOU, are one screwed up, self-centered individual. If I were YOU, I would pack up and move somewhere where your needs would be tended to first. To hell with the needy, poor, or those who cannot pay taxes. They can be cold, starve or be stranded til your self-serving need be met. YOU, are the perfect example of an asshole.[quote comment=”218049″]animal_lover – the area of the projects is generally a non-tax paying segment of the community. It only makes sense to help the taxpaying areas first … I was without power for a week, have young children and was trapped on my block, but was able to survive without ANOTHER government handout like Hazel wants and you endorse. Did you go out and volunteer?[/quote]

      • Chow says:

        I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.

        You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!

        MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!!

        [quote comment=”218062″]YOU, are one screwed up, self-centered individual. If I were YOU, I would pack up and move somewhere where your needs would be tended to first. To hell with the needy, poor, or those who cannot pay taxes. They can be cold, starve or be stranded til your self-serving need be met. YOU, are the perfect example of an asshole.[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        LMAO. Seems to me that YOU’RE the one doing all the bitching and whinning here (count your postings). And you’re crystal ball as to where I work, live, and who pays my salary are wrong assumptions too. Guess you’re not the “know-it-all” you think you are. And besides all the bullshit in your reply, it doesn’t change the fact that your’re an asshole.[quote comment=”218068″]I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!![/quote]

      • Chow says:

        Name calling – so juvenile. I guess your class off people understands you better that I do.

        How do you feel about Carmelo Garcia’s response to the events in the projects? There was no photo op so he was probably home watching TV.[quote comment=”218088″]LMAO. Seems to me that YOU’RE the one doing all the bitching and whinning here (count your postings). And you’re crystal ball as to where I work, live, and who pays my salary are wrong assumptions too. Guess you’re not the “know-it-all” you think you are. And besides all the bullshit in your reply, it doesn’t change the fact that your’re an asshole.[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        There’s not a damned thing you understand. This isn’t about Carmelo Garcia or any of my postings either. It’s about an asshole like you who thinks they can section off this town and then determine who’s entitled to what, and when they can receive it during a crisis. It’s jerks like you who divide this city and it’s my duty to make you aware that ALL in this town will be treated equally, and NOT just idiots like you who seem to feel their shit don’t stink. Guess Russo living across the street from you and NOT attending to you personally gives you all the reasons to know he doesn’t consider you “special” either, and I commend it for it.[quote comment=”218098″]Name calling – so juvenile. I guess your class off people understands you better that I do.How do you feel about Carmelo Garcia’s response to the events in the projects? There was no photo op so he was probably home watching TV.[/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        Rent Controlled apartments in Hoboken are not subsidized by tax payers, and are not given out based on income level. You can be a Wall Street executive and live in a rent control apartment. That’s what is so ridiculous about the system. They are subsidized by the property owner. [quote comment=”218068″]I have seen your posts regularly on this site and your handle should be Whiner because that is all you do. YES, my family as taxpaying, hardworking group should come first. D-bags like your self believe that we need to keep giving more and more entitlements to this group.You probably live in a rent controlled apartment and work for the state. Maybe you should just say thank you to me for paying your salary!MAYBE YOU SHOULD BLAME CARMELO GARCIA!!![/quote]

  20. Chow says:

    Dear Councilman Russo – I live right across the street from you and did not see you outside once. Were you in Hoboken during this storm? What efforts did you take to make sure your constituents were safe?

    Answer – None. People at Church Towers had better smarten up and realize that this guy is a clown – time to move on come next election!

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