|Storm Update; Discounted Parking Extended; Vaccine Clinics and In-Person Early Voting Remain Open|
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hudson County and the surrounding area until 6 p.m. tonight. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches and locally higher amounts are possible. So far, Hoboken’s rainfall total is over 3.2 inches. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times, especially during this morning. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur from this morning through early this afternoon.
Any intense rainfall of greater than 0.8 inch per hour may result in flooding in low-lying areas.
NWS has also issued a coastal flooding advisory for Hudson County and the surrounding area in effect until 3 p.m. According to NWS, minor flooding is expected in the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and some roads and low-lying areas may experience flooding.
Hoboken’s Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to avoid travel and to stay home during the storm if possible.
As a reminder, Hoboken and the State are currently under a State of Emergency.
Avoid flood-prone areas
Residents are urged to move cars from flood-prone areas as flooding is possible at low-lying, flood-prone intersections. OEM has posted “Temporary 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. DO NOT MOVE OR DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES. Do not walk through floodwaters.
The City has launched an online beta flood mapping tool that members of the Hoboken community can use to stay up to date on current flooding conditions. Map users can use a computer or smartphone to report flooded areas, the extent of flood conditions, flooded vehicles, and areas where floodwaters have receded.
Please report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at (866) 689-3970.
Discounted parking extended; limited availability
The City has extended hours for discounted parking in three municipal garages until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Reduced rate parking of $5 per 24-hour period is available for those with Resident On-Street Parking Permits or Temporary Parking Permits, but space is limited. Garages B (28 2nd St.) and D (215 Hudson St.) currently have limited availability and the Midtown Garage (371 4th St) is currently open to monthly customers and hospital employees only.
As a reminder, street cleaning is suspended today.
The Hop Shuttle Bus service is operating with various detours. Service alerts will be posted within the PassioGo app.
To track Hop shuttles, go to https://hoboken.passiogo.com/ or download the PassioGo app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/passio-go/id1203861956 for Apple users and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.passio3.go&hl=en_US for Android users.
Early voting and vaccine clinics remain open
Early voting is NOT cancelled due to the storm. Registered voters can still vote in person at a voting machine at City Hall’s first-floor conference room today until 8 p.m. Voters should enter on Newark Street.
For more information on in-person early voting, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/election-information.
The City’s pop-up vaccine clinics are operating as scheduled. Eligible seniors can get Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer booster shots at Adams Gardens at 220 Adams St. between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors who do not live in this building can still get their booster shot at these pop-up clinics.
For more information, click here.
Secure loose objects
NWS predicts wind of up to 24 MPH today.
Residents should secure all loose objects outside or bring them inside, especially on 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
Monitor local forecasts
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.