More on yesterday’s flooding
Hoboken floods again – what about those costly “sensors?”
As most of you know, Hoboken flooded very badly during yesterday’s summer shower. And it wasn’t even a major nor’easter or tropical storm.
You might also recall Mayor Dawn Zimmer was a big supporter of spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on these fruity “Emnet Sensors” that were supposed to “help alert” with the flooding. Dumbest idea ever – because I’m not sure you need much more than a weather forecast and two eyeballs to be prepared for the flooding.
Yeah, people are still losing their cars and dealing with toxic sewage on the sidewalks – so everyone must feel warm and fuzzy that we spent money on beeping robotic sensors that did jack squat. At least some people are positive, and expect a bounty crop of “poop tomatoes” this year
More Hoboken Flooding Photos
Hoboken didn’t just flood downtown yesterday, but most intersections west of the avenue. The ShopRite was bad, Madison Street was bad (despite the fresh pavement), and many other areas remained flooded hours after the rain stopped.
Thanks again to Jason, Jason, Willow, John, Madison St., and others for sending the photos in (sorry if I haven’t gotten to them yet!)
Will the pump work?
Once it’s operational later this year – and we get another heavy rain storm or nor’easter during high-tide let’s check back. And whatever happens – do not believe any politician who issues press releases after a 5 minute rain shower and says “See? the pump worked!”
Make sure they compare apples to apples. Otherwise you’re just one of the lemmings.