Alert: National Weather Service Issues Tropical Storm Warning For Hurricane Henri, Flooding and Up To 6 Inches of Rain Predicted
The City of Hoboken put out this weather alert this afternoon:
Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York due to Hurricane Henri, from late Saturday evening through Monday morning.
Storm impacts are forecast to begin early Sunday before intensifying and continuing into the afternoon.
Heavy rain causing flash flooding is likely, with 3-6 total inches of rain, and heavy wind gusts. Any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inches per hour may result in flash flooding in low-lying areas. Residents are urged to move cars from flood prone areas and avoid travel once the storm begins.
Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages. Please report power outages and downed wires to PSEG at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic.
Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially on balconies. Outdoor tents should be taken down depending on wind load.
Flooding is expected in flood prone intersections. Areas west of Bloomfield Street may experience street level flooding. The Office of Emergency Management is posting “No Parking Signs” in these areas, which should be taken as advisories. Cars will not be towed. Barricades will be deployed near flood-prone intersections. Please do not drive around barricades. These intersections include:
Please report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.
Residents are encouraged to move their cars from flood prone areas. Due to the predicted storm, a special rate of $5 per 24-hour period is being offered in Garages B (28 2nd Street) and D (215 Hudson Street) to residents with a valid Resident On-Street Parking Permit or Temporary Parking Permit, beginning at 2 pm on Saturday, August 21 through 8 am Monday, August 23. In addition, Hoboken 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 Street) for the same reduced rate. Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular rates apply at other times.
During the storm, residents are advised not to travel or drive. Residents are encouraged to stay home.
Residents should prepare for Tropical Storm Henri by reviewing the Hoboken Ready website and flyer available in English and Spanish. Residents are encouraged to read through the “Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey” and take the actions necessary to secure your family and home.
Please monitor local forecasts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings. Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s Twitter (twitter.com/cityofhoboken) and Facebook (facebook.com/hoboken) or sign up to receive email or text updates by visiting www.hobokennj.gov/alerts. Thank you for your cooperation.
Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, remove vehicles from flood prone areas, stay home during the storm, and avoid flood prone areas.