Hoboken Weather Alert: Flood Watch Begins at 8am Wednesday

Advisory: Flash flood Watch Begins at 8 a.m. Tomorrow; Discounted Parking Available

Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hudson County and the tri-state area beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1 through the afternoon of Thursday, September 2.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Ida will pass near the region Wednesday night through Thursday and heavy rainfall causing flash flooding is expected. A widespread 3-5 inches of rain is forecast, with locally higher amounts likely. Any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inches per hour may result in flash flooding in low-lying areas.

Avoid flood-prone areas

Flooding is expected at low-lying, flood-prone intersections. Residents are encouraged to stay home and avoid flooded areas as floodwaters can contain rainwater and sewage. The Office of Emergency Management has posted “No Parking Signs” in flood-prone areas, which should be taken as advisories. While cars will not be towed, residents are urged to remove their vehicles from these areas. Barricades will be deployed near flood-prone intersections. Please do not drive around barricades. 

Flood-prone intersections include:

  • 1st and Marshall
  • 1st and Harrison
  • 2nd and Harrison
  • 3rd and Harrison
  • 4th and Harrison
  • 4th and Monroe
  • 3rd and Jackson
  • 4th and Jackson
  • 7th and Willow
  • 9th and Monroe
  • 9th and Madison
  • 10th and Madison
  • 1st and Clinton
  • 3rd and Clinton
  • Henderson and Newark
  • Grove and Newark

Please report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.

Discounted parking available

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 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1 through 5 p.m. Thursday, September 2. In addition, Hoboken residents with either handicapped license plates or hangtags can park in the Midtown garage at 371 4th Street at the same reduced rate, but the City recommends parking in Garage B and Garage D as access to the Midtown garage will be limited at certain times on Wednesday due to ongoing milling operations. Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Regular rates apply at other times.

Street sweeping will occur as scheduled on Wednesday, but it will be suspended on Thursday.

Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially on balconies. Outdoor tents should be taken down depending on wind load.

Please report power outages and downed wires to PSE&G at https://nj.myaccount.pseg.com/myservicepublic/outagepublic

If you know someone who relies on electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment, please notify PSE&G. To learn more, visit pseg.com/life or call 1-800-436-7734.

Residents should monitor local forecasts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings. Residents are also 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.

Learn how Hoboken and NHSA prepare for, respond to, and recover from intense rainfall storms. Learn about Hoboken’s efforts to mitigate rainfall flooding.