Hudson County…get ready for some rain..lots of rain overnight. According to the National Weather Service, as much as two to four inches of rain may fall tonight into Tuesday, causing flash flooding in areas prone to it.
The severe weather and flash flood watch begins at 5 pm and extends until 5 pm on Tuesday. After an exceptionally dry summer, the region could certainly use the rain, but heavy rain too quickly generally causes flooding. It would be better if the rain was steady over an extended period of time, rather than coming in torrents.
The Hazardous Weather Outlook has also been issued for Essex, Passaic, Union and Bergen Counties.
The chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tropical Storm Earl, currently in the Atlantic, is not expected to have an impact on Hudson County. Still, it is going to be wet.
With the anticipated bad weather approaching, the City of Hoboken has just issued the following advisory:
Update From The City Of Hoboken On Incoming Storm; Street Cleaning Suspended Tuesday 9/6: $5 Parking Available
Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Hudson County and the surrounding areas. Rain is expected to begin today, Monday, September 5, at approximately 5:00 p.m., and continue throughout the night, and tomorrow. There is a flood watch in effect beginning today at 5:00 p.m., and continuing through tomorrow afternoon.
The 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.
Street cleaning will be suspended on Tuesday, September 6. Street cleaning has already been suspended for Monday, September 5, due to the observance of Labor Day.
Avoid flood-prone areas
The Office of Emergency Management is deploying barricades near flood-prone intersections. Please do not walk or drive through flooded areas.
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 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5 through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6. 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.
Secure Loose Objects
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.
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
Waste Collection Will Occur As Scheduled.
For the full waste collection schedule, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/waste-collection