More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

10/1/2010 Update:

Hoboken spared worst, still has flooding & politics

Politicians only serve themselves during election season…

A brief update to the recent rain/flooding situation in Hoboken. This event wasn’t the worst Hoboken has seen, but the usual areas flooded as expected. A “been there, done that” moment for sure. For purposes of historical documentation – see photo gallery and video below (plus more further in the article.)

Of course, no event that affects residents can be complete without a dose of politics. In this instance, 4th Ward Council Candidate Tim Occhipinti released a message indicating that the appointed 4th Ward Councilman Michael Lenz was too busy feeding and entertaining himself at a fundraiser – instead of caring about the ward he lives in and is supposed to represent. See full release here.

I guess I wouldn’t be too happy that my ward representative is out frolicking while damage and flooding is occurring in my neighborhood either.

And here’s a few photos sent in by JP – pretty much long after the peak of the flood waters early this morning, when Hoboken cops said the water was at door level of cars parked on the street.

See original update – along with revised gallery of wind damage after the break!

Nicole making Hoboken wet, damaging winds

9/30/2010 Update:

High Wind Warning in full effect in Hoboken (till 6am tomorrow). Some pics of a downed tree on 5th and Wash.. more to come for sure later on!

Hoboken Rain Expectations September 30 October 1 2010 - More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

Will Hoboken get slammed later?

Hoboken and the NYC area lucked out all day today – with the first round of tropical rain staying well to our east.

However, winds are picking up (branches down all over Hoboken at the moment), and the next “phase” of this rain event is coming up from the south. Forecasters are still crunching numbers as to where the “bulls eye” will be for tonight. A shift of just 25-50 miles east or west can significantly impact whether it’s going to be terrible, or just another rain shower.

At the moment – the National Weather Service has this map – with close to 4 inches of rain expected over the next 24 hours. Whether that happens is up to mother nature I guess.

Hoboken storm predictions september 30 October 1 2010 map - More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

9/30/2010 Update:

See weather updates in the comments section as I have time to post them… raining like cats & dogs at 6:25am – more updates this afternoon as necessary. Don’t forget to send your flood shots in if there are any!

9/29/2010:

Will they get the forecast right this time?

Yesterdays “Tornado Watch” in Hoboken was the biggest dud by the National Weather Service this year, as the storm system fizzled out (which is why I only updated the Hoboken Weather Watch thread and didn’t create a separate post). The downtown farmers market was even canceled due to that watch.

However, Tropical Storm Nicole formed today near Florida – and is *supposed* to steamroll right up the east coast Thursday afternoon into Friday. In fact, the uptown farmers market is officially canceled for tomorrow as well!

Sept 30 rain possibility - More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

What does that mean for Hoboken? Flooding?

Well, forecasts have been wobbling east and west concerning the exact track this tropical system will take – but I’ve seen estimates between two and four inches of rain (or more) that may fall in a relatively short time span. And that usually means FLOODING for Hoboken. Now that 411 has posted this, expect a weather-related announcement on the city website indicating free parking for those in affected areas of Hoboken.

The National Weather Service has issued the following watches for Hoboken, NJ:

Bust out your galoshes – and send in any flood photos if you can!

Heavy Rain potential for Hoboken NJ September 30 and October 1 2010 Cake Boss Buddy Valastro - More on the storm, Hoboken Flooding

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whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Saturday, October 2, 2010 5:24 pm

Easy does it Tim. Tone it down a notch, Stiick to the issues and kick a$$. The 4th ward is a tough ward but they don’t care much for cocky people. It could cost you an election.

homeworld
homeworld
Reply to  hoboken411
Sunday, October 3, 2010 1:10 pm

Thanks :^)

Because you can’t tell if a post is from early morning, or late at night. [quote comment=”198221″]OK – will add to the to-do list. It’ll be back this month.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  homeworld
Monday, October 4, 2010 11:43 am

home who cares a post is apost u a detctive?? the content is important.. 8) [quote comment=”198248″]Thanks :^)Because you can’t tell if a post is from early morning, or late at night.

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getz76
getz76
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Monday, October 4, 2010 1:18 pm

Wow, you really are a silly old drunk.[quote comment=”198259″]home who cares a post is apost u a detctive?? the content is important..

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homeworld
homeworld
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Monday, October 4, 2010 3:17 pm

It’s the difference between a post being about something that could be occurring right now or had happened at 12:01am.[quote comment=”198259″]home who cares a post is apost u a detctive?? the content is important..

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getz76
getz76
Reply to  homeworld
Monday, October 4, 2010 3:23 pm

homeworld, take it easy on the old drunk. He is just upset because he never learned how to tell time (even on a digital).[quote comment=”198269″]It’s the difference between a post being about something that could be occurring right now or had happened at 12:01am.

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escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  getz76
Monday, October 4, 2010 6:58 pm

I don’t think WT is as dumb as he/she writes. It takes a lot of effort to write and sound this stupid. WT main thing in life is to rile people up and in some cases it works,my advise is to ignore he/she and maybe he/she might go away.[quote comment=”198270″]homeworld, take it easy on the old drunk. He is just upset because he never learned how to tell time (even on a digital).

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whineanddineinhob
whineanddineinhob
Reply to  escaped68
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 12:47 pm

Where the hell do you get off telling others that someone should be ignored here? I have news for you……….you’re responses aren’t exactly earth shattering either![quote comment=”198278″]I don’t think WT is as dumb as he/she writes. It takes a lot of effort to write and sound this stupid. WT main thing in life is to rile people up and in some cases it works,my advise is to ignore he/she and maybe he/she might go away.

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  escaped68
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4:43 pm

68 you say!! Proof that yups such as you call bnr names but your excercising your 1st ammentment rights..When we come back at you trading barbs you cry foul etc..This is why your embraced by us..bnrs..Hope you reside in the 4th ward..The pumps are on the way.. 😀 [quote comment=”198278″]I don’t think WT is as dumb as he/she writes. It takes a lot of effort to write and sound this stupid. WT main thing in life is to rile people up and in some cases it works,my advise is to ignore he/she and maybe he/she might go away.

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escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:26 pm

Let me explain something plain and simple, I was born in Hob 1943,raised and educated OLG and Demarest in “old Hoboken”. I am no where near a yup, i worked with my hands all my life. I rather be dragged through the projects then be embraced by you or anyone of your ilk. The main difference , and it is a big one, I got out of Hoboken before I got to be a bitter jealous fool buffon like yourself.
Granted some of your yups are different but for the most part they are the best thing to happen to Hoboken. Hoboken was a horrible place in the 50’s,60’s and 70’s, I had a young family and for the most part the schools were awful with drunks, bimbo’s and political knuckle heads as teachers. At one time the going rate for a teacher job was $30’000 and that was even if you had connections and I didn’t want any of my kids in any school in Hoboken
So face it WT “old hoboken” is gone and you should be thankful for that.[quote comment=”198306″]68 you say!! Proof that yups such as you call bnr names but your excercising your 1st ammentment rights..When we come back at you trading barbs you cry foul etc..This is why your embraced by us..bnrs..Hope you reside in the 4th ward..The pumps are on the way..

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homeworld
homeworld
Reply to  escaped68
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 9:08 am

My mother worked for the welfare office in the 70s and frequently had to make house calls to recipients in Hoboken. Even row houses on Washington Street were slums.

I’ve heard that Professors from Stevens had to take taxis from campus to the train station or they’d get kniffed past 5pm.

I guess wishkeytango1 yearns for that time again.[quote comment=”198313″]Let me explain something plain and simple, I was born in Hob 1943,raised and educated OLG and Demarest in “old Hoboken”. I am no where near a yup, i worked with my hands all my life. I rather be dragged through the projects then be embraced by you or anyone of your ilk. The main difference , and it is a big one, I got out of Hoboken before I got to be a bitter jealous fool buffon like yourself.
Granted some of your yups are different but for the most part they are the best thing to happen to Hoboken. Hoboken was a horrible place in the 50’s,60’s and 70’s, I had a young family and for the most part the schools were awful with drunks, bimbo’s and political knuckle heads as teachers. At one time the going rate for a teacher job was $30′000 and that was even if you had connections and I didn’t want any of my kids in any school in Hoboken
So face it WT “old hoboken” is gone and you should be thankful for that.

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escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  homeworld
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 12:35 pm

Stevens profs and students rarely if ever crossed washington st. I told that incoming students were warned about leaving the campus area. It wasn’t just after 5pm it was all of the time.[quote comment=”198333″]My mother worked for the welfare office in the 70s and frequently had to make house calls to recipients in Hoboken. Even row houses on Washington Street were slums.I’ve heard that Professors from Stevens had to take taxis from campus to the train station or they’d get kniffed past 5pm. I guess wishkeytango1 yearns for that time again.

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  escaped68
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 12:54 pm

escape and??? we have so many lazy people on section eight ..i remember mom,bless her
time to dirty our hands would u say..class of 57[quote comment=”198353″]Stevens profs and students rarely if ever crossed washington st. I told that incoming students were warned about leaving the campus area. It wasn’t just after 5pm it was all of the time.

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escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 1:15 pm

61[quote comment=”198354″]escape and??? we have so many lazy people on section eight ..i remember mom,bless her
time to dirty our hands would u say..class of 57

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  escaped68
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 1:25 pm

eascape…shame shame..What the hell is stevens students have to do with 50 yrs ago? upi bailed out ahead of time when many of us did not..We could only afford rutgers and failiegh dickerson…hey did well …now the pionears are the good guys..shame on u 🙁 [quote comment=”198355″]61

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escaped68
escaped68
Reply to  wiskeytango1
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 1:53 pm

Bailed out, what I did is called foresight.You must have had $,you went to RU &FDU most of my friends had to go to Jersey City State. Good for you that you did well but at least clean up your spelling and sentence structure your are not anywhere near dumb as you portray yourself.[quote comment=”198358″]eascape…shame shame..What the hell is stevens students have to do with 50 yrs ago? upi bailed out ahead of time when many of us did not..We could only afford rutgers and failiegh dickerson…hey did well …now the pionears are the good guys..shame on u

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  escaped68
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 10:03 am

escape/1943 means i was three grades ahead of you at Demarest..high school..We could not buy homes in the 50’s..parents rented down keansburg at the time..As far as working with your hands i pushed a semi 32 years and helped my sons through college. We grew up in the 4th ward endured the floods interacted with the kids in the projects and won lots of champion ships in those days..If you can better yourself so be it..How horrible was hoboken then? We never had drive by shootings like today and kids went to icecream parlors and not bars did no drugs and played ball.Then we got drafted and if luckey missed viet nam…We left our doors open toilet in the hallway..looked out for each other..today the new hoboken you alude to has security alarms on all those apts that we paid 40 dollars a month for..comeon..We never try to alter anyones life style…On the waterfront was a movie 😥 [quote comment=”198313″]Let me explain something plain and simple, I was born in Hob 1943,raised and educated OLG and Demarest in “old Hoboken”. I am no where near a yup, i worked with my hands all my life. I rather be dragged through the projects then be embraced by you or anyone of your ilk. The main difference , and it is a big one, I got out of Hoboken before I got to be a bitter jealous fool buffon like yourself. Granted some of your yups are different but for the most… Read more »

wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  getz76
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4:36 pm

getz you and homeworld go back to hoboken forum ..it suits you better.carefull one slip up and you both will be banshed to hoboken 411..be nice[quote comment=”198270″]homeworld, take it easy on the old drunk. He is just upset because he never learned how to tell time (even on a digital).

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HomeTeam
HomeTeam
Reply to  hoboken411
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 4:26 pm

You might also want to capitalize the “r” in “recreation” at the top of the front page. That one has been drawing my eye since the redesign went live.[quote comment=”198221″]OK – will add to the to-do list. It’ll be back this month.[/quote]

chacha17
chacha17
Friday, October 1, 2010 2:42 pm

so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?”

i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak

plaintruthiness
plaintruthiness
Reply to  chacha17
Friday, October 1, 2010 4:19 pm

I kind of got that same impression of Tim O’s press release. Was Tim out there with buckets or was he busy typing? He fell down several notches IMHO with his “attempt” to sling mud.[quote comment=”198212″]so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?” i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak[/quote]

animal_lover
animal_lover
Reply to  plaintruthiness
Friday, October 1, 2010 5:14 pm

I don’t see it as slinging mud. As I read it is a compare and contrast (action vs politics) of NYC that is proactive clearing the drain or catch basins vs Hoboken folks politicing. Further it leads into a solution that is apparently not being considered by the current administration.[quote comment=”198217″]I kind of got that same impression of Tim O’s press release. Was Tim out there with buckets or was he busy typing? He fell down several notches IMHO with his “attempt” to sling mud.[/quote]

plaintruthiness
plaintruthiness
Reply to  animal_lover
Saturday, October 2, 2010 1:26 am

To each his/her own, but to me Tim O’s first paragraph was a stretch to sling mud. He would be taken more seriously and turn off less people if he had left that introduction out and stuck to facts.

Anyway, he’s accusing city workers of not being pro-active, but how does he know they don’t go out there to clear the gutters before and during a storm? They know all the trouble spots. It’s just an overwhelming amount of water for the sewers to handle no matter how clear the gutters are before a storm.[quote comment=”198219″]I don’t see it as slinging mud. As I read it is a compare and contrast (action vs politics) of NYC that is proactive clearing the drain or catch basins vs Hoboken folks politicing. Further it leads into a solution that is apparently not being considered by the current administration.

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  plaintruthiness
Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:46 am

for hundreds of years its been that way..Before the projects were built it was a marshland and soccer fields..and proberly worse .Below sea level,and you cant stop the tides.Water seeks its level..Unless someone is moses nothing can be done..BTW the niave ones actually believed the pumps were on the way.The sewers mostly made of wood going back to civil war days…The new tennets asked real estate about saftey but how many asked about flooding?? Just the begining.The queen should never had made a promise she could not keep to get elected.. 🙄 [quote comment=”198232″]To each his/her own, but to me Tim O’s first paragraph was a stretch to sling mud. He would be taken more seriously and turn off less people if he had left that introduction out and stuck to facts. Anyway, he’s accusing city workers of not being pro-active, but how does he know they don’t go out there to clear the gutters before and during a storm? They know all the trouble spots. It’s just an overwhelming amount of water for the sewers to handle no matter how clear the gutters are before a storm.

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wiskeytango1
wiskeytango1
Reply to  chacha17
Monday, October 4, 2010 11:46 am

cha cha mombo bongo..its not the critixizing of el large more than the fact the pumps are coming..the floods did occur in the morning..give him that much..his eating his his business,,bashing sucks but both sides bash not mike but the towel girls and boys who for some reason are obsessed with broom hilda..fair is fair 😀 [quote comment=”198212″]so the best thing that Tim O can do is criticize Lenz for eating?!?!?!?!?! as a 4th ward council person are you suppose to stand in the middle of the street with a bucket to help the flooding everytime it rains? i guess that can be the 1st question in a debate. “what do you plan to do on nights that it rains? “will you be fasting during the spring rainy season?” i don’t even live in boken anymore, but this seems a little weak[/quote]

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