Hoboken residents and commuters are urged to stay off the road as a rain storm hits the northeastern region hard this morning, expected to continue throughout the day.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The City of Hoboken is preparing for what is expected to be a substantial storm with prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, which will likely cause flooding in low-lying areas of Hoboken,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“I encourage residents, especially those in garden level apartments, to take precautions ahead of the storm. I also encourage residents and visitors to avoid driving during periods of peak rainfall when possible. While our flood pumping stations are in operation and our resiliency parks are positioned to store water to the greatest extent possible, the prolonged severity of the weather could outpace the capacity of our infrastructure to keep rainwater off streets.
Additionally, the Office of Emergency Management reminds residents to avoid flood-prone areas and barricades have been deployed near flood-prone intersections.
OEM also reminds residents not to walk or drive around barricades or through flooded areas.
Residents should report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.
About five to seven inches of rain are expected in Hudson County, with the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood warning in Hoboken.
As a result, the Hop bus service and recreation programs are cancelled in the Mile Square City.
Discounted parking at a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period in Garages B (28 Second St.) and D (215 Hudson St.) for residents with a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit is currently limited.
This rate will expire at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th, while space is available. The Midtown Garage is now closed and at capacity.