New flood pumps help keep Hoboken mostly dry during Monday nor’easter
A large nor'easter came through New Jersey Monday, causing coastal flooding in various parts of the state.
But Hoboken, a town usually prone to flooding, seemed to fair well during the storm, with few reports of flooded areas Monday.
Some flooding was seen at the New Jersey Transit terminal, causing some trains to have to stop short of the flooded out tracks. But residents reported few, if any, flooded streets in residential areas.
Barricades and sandbags were on standby just in case. Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante says that the nor'easter brought storm surges 4-5 feet above normal levels.
"This is a true test of a lot of rain coming in a short time," says Office of Emergency Management coordinator Sgt. William Montanez. "Hopefully [the] pump will operate on its full capacity and it will work."
The rainy and windy conditions were expected to last into Tuesday.