The City of Hoboken is offering $5 parking at two local garages, as well as cancelling street sweeping, in anticipation of the expected rain storm.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Hudson County and the surrounding areas today, with heavy rainfall expected at approximately 5:00 p.m. and continuing into tomorrow.
The Hoboken Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to exercise caution as any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour could result in flooding in low-lying areas, the city said in a Nixle alert.
They will be deploying barricades near flood-prone intersections and commuters are advised not to walk or drive through these areas.
Flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets can be reported by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.
Additionally, a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period is being offered in Garages B, 28 2nd St., and D, 215 Hudson St., to residents with a valid parking permit beginning at 5 p.m.
Furthermore, residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the Midtown garage, 371 4th St, for the same reduced rate. Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially from balconies. Outdoor tents should be taken down depending on the wind load since damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages.
Any power outages and downed wires should be reported to PSEG, waste collection will still remain on schedule, and street sweeping is cancelled for tomorrow.