Pump or not – Hoboken floods when it rains

Two nights ago, it rained steadily overnight. We had maybe an inch of rain or less. A standard late-winter weather event. Guess what?

Hoboken floods when it rains!

The SW corner and western edge of town flooded again, the exits routes flooded, and even the historic Lackwanna Terminal flooded – onto the train tracks!

Mayor Zimmer was quoted many times saying that the single wet weather pumping station downtown would prevent these areas from ever flooding again during “normal rain storms.” Yesterday was one of those regular rain storms, and yep – we flooded again. What a waste of money! It’s apparent that the Hoboken Flood Goddess is unstoppable.

All these big ideas and plans never quite work out they way they promised.

Hoboken floods even with wet weather pumping station