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City details cleanup efforts after Irene

City of Hoboken announces:

INFORMATION ON CLEANUP EFFORTS

The City of Hoboken is focusing on cleaning up after the recent storm. Environmental Services crews are collecting the largest pieces of debris and trash while the Fire Department is hosing down sludge. The Parks division is cleaning parks and working to clear fallen trees. Street cleaning is taking place where it is needed most. While residents are asked to respect street cleaning rules so that cleaning can take place, enforcement of those rules will not occur on Monday since residents who may have evacuated are not able to move their vehicles.

Garbage pickup will take place on Monday night. In addition, on Monday and Tuesday night the City will pick up sandbags and damaged furniture or household items that are placed on the curb. Residents may also bring items (no construction material) directly to the municipal garage. Dumpsters at the garage will be available until 8pm every night until Friday, September 2. The entrance to the garage is on Willow Avenue between Newark Street and Observer Highway.

In cases of emergencies, where safety issues are involved, the Fire Department can assist with flooding.

The City of Hoboken is also sharing with residents some tips provided by the Hudson County Building and Construction Trade Council about cleaning up after flooding and water damage:

1.       In rooms that are still flooded, run fans and dehumidifiers to dry out the room.
2.       Carpet cleaning vacuums can remove moisture from carpeting and hardwood floor as well as wet/dry vacuums.
3.       Rolled newspapers can be used to absorb large quantities of water.
4.       Residents may wish to call water restoration services for professional assistance. Below is a partial list of companies that can help:

·         Gemini, 908-686-7777
·         Belfor, 877-388-8052
·         Servpro, 866-651-4440
·         IRS, 800-634-0261
·         Maxons, 973-338-6767
·         Paul Davis, 973-389-8333
·         Mark1, 800-243-4733

A tree knocked down by Hurricane Irene on Park is blocked off for removal.

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