Hoboken urges residents to leave city if possible ahead of Irene

HOBOKEN - Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is urging city residents to prepare and possibly leave town as Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast.

?If we are hit by a hurricane, even a Category 1, the flooding can be very widespread and severe,? said Mayor Dawn Zimmer in a news release to city residents yesterday. ?Even areas of Hoboken that don?t normally flood could be under many feet of water, so residents need to prepare now and be ready to move their vehicles to higher ground or out of town if necessary.

The mayor also said the city will call for an evacuation of the city if conditions warrant it.

Two emergency shelters will be open at the Wallace School and Hoboken High School. Generators will be in place for emergency operations.

City of Hoboken Website

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