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City announces flood and wind advisory with free and low cost parking option

FLOOD AND HIGH WIND WATCH FOR HUDSON COUNTY
The National Weather Service has announced that a flood watch is in effect from late Wednesday night on September 29th through late Friday night. A high wind watch is also in effect from Thursday morning through late Thursday night.
The characteristics of this storm will be tropical in nature. This weather system is the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole which is now an exo-tropical system. 
Rain is expected to begin in the late evening hours of Wednesday September 29th and be light in nature. The rain will continue through Thursday September 30th and into the early morning hours of Friday October 1st, tapering off just after sunrise. 
The rain is expected to be heavy all day Thursday with 1-3 inches of rain probable in the Hudson County area. Urban flooding can also be expected.
There is also the potential for high winds. Winds will be 15-25 MPH sustained with gusts of 40-50 MPH possible on Thursday after 3:00pm. 
Residents are reminded that overnight parking from 8pm to 8am is available in Municipal Garages B, D, and Midtown for $5. In the case that a flood warning is issued, the City of Hoboken will provide free parking in Municipal Garage B (located on 2nd Street between Hudson and River streets) and waive the $5 fee for residents in flood prone areas with a valid residency parking permit. This policy does not apply to Garages D and Midtown – only for those parked in Garage B.
Residents parked on the street during the day are encouraged to monitor weather reports and move vehicles to higher ground if there is the potential for flooding, which occurs when strong rains coincide with high tides.
Flood prone areas of Hoboken
• Observer Highway & Marshall DriveHarrison Street, & Henderson Street
• Newark Street & Bloomfield Street
• Newark Street & Garden Street
• First Street from Willow Avenue to Clinton Street
• First Street & Harrison Street
• Paterson Plank Road at Marshall Drive and Harrison Street
• Third, Fourth & Fifth streets & Jackson Street
• Fourth Street from Monroe Street to Harrison Street
• Second Street & Harrison Street
• Eighth, Ninth & Tenth streets & Madison Street (area surrounding Shop-Rite)
• Thirteenth Street & Jefferson Street
This information is provided to assist residents in avoiding potential flooding but may not be comprehensive and should not be considered expert advice.
Wind Precautions
High winds are possible in Hoboken this Thursday, September 30th. Be sure your property (including construction sites) is secure.
Bring in unsecured objects from patios and balconies and secure outdoor objects such as lawn furniture or garbage cans that could blow away and cause damage or injury.
The safest place to be during high winds is indoors. If at all possible postpone outdoor activities.
Watch for flying debris. Tree limbs may break and street signs may become loose during strong wind gusts. Keep an eye toward nearby balconies for loose objects that may fall.
Report downed lines to 201-420-2007 (Hoboken Fire Department) or 911 for assistance. Do not try to free lines or to remove debris yourself.
Avoid anything that may be touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches. Warn others to stay away.
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