HOBOKEN - New pumps designed to alleviate flooding in the square-mile city of Hoboken could be put to the test in the event of a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy.

The southwestern section of Hoboken sits below sea level. It's been subject to severe flooding in previous storms.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says a new pump installed last fall should help reduce runoff faster. Still, the pump can't completely prevent backup of rain and sewer water.

Call centers have been established to aid residents affected by the storm.

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