Flood Watch Issued for Hudson County Through Midnight Due to Expected Heavy Rainfall
The information within this article was first reported by Local Nixle.
HOBOKEN, NJ – The National Weather Service has announced a flood watch for Hudson County, including Hoboken, which will remain in effect until midnight. The forecast predicts slow-moving showers and thunderstorms that could result in rainfall accumulations ranging from 1 to 3 inches or even more within a brief period. Such excessive rainfall can potentially cause flooding, especially in areas with poor drainage and low elevation.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in Hoboken has advised residents to remain vigilant. Rainfall rates exceeding 0.8 inches per hour can lead to flooding in susceptible areas. The public is urged to steer clear of areas known for flooding and to refrain from bypassing barricades.
For reporting flooded intersections or blocked drain inlets, residents can reach out to the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.
In related news, the September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service is set to occur at 5 p.m. at Pier A Park. The event will proceed regardless of rain, unless weather conditions pose a threat to the safety of attendees.
For the latest weather updates and advisories, residents can follow the Hoboken OEM on Twitter at @HobokenOEM. Updates are also available on the City’s official Twitter account @CityOfHoboken and Facebook page at facebook.com/hoboken. Additionally, residents can sign up for email or text alerts at www.hobokennj.gov/alerts.
The city of Hoboken and NHSA have measures in place to prepare for, respond to, and recover from intense rainfall events. Efforts to mitigate rainfall flooding in Hoboken are ongoing.
For emergencies, residents can dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, the contact number is 201-420-2000.