URGENT UPDATE from City Hall


August 28, 2011


Residents are very strongly urged to completely stay off streets. Live electrical wires are down in flooded areas and electrocution is possible. Do not walk your dogs.

Especially dangerous conditions exist along the waterfront, where the high tide and storm surge may cause the Hudson River to rise over the walkway.

According to PSE&G, an estimated 8,800 Hoboken residents will soon lose power. We urge residents to charge phones, fill bathtub, sinks, and pots with water. Turn refrigerators to the coldest setting and keep them closed.

Phone lines in the Fire Department are currently down and not operational. For emergencies, call 911. For information and less urgent matters, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 201-239-6643/6644. Fire Department communications should be restored shortly. An update will be provided.


Update: Jersey Journal on the power outage:

Because of serious flooding at the PSE&G power generating station on Duffield Street in Jersey City, the station will be taken offline at 8 a.m. until emergency repairs can be made, Jersey City officials said.

It is unclear exactly how many people will be affected, but city officials estimate most of Jersey City will be without power and also other surrounding towns that are powered by the station.

Also, the Marshall Street substation in Hoboken will be taken offline, affecting some 8,800 customers in Hoboken and parts of Jersey City.