City: Hospital open, power challenges, ice, ATMs and more

City of Hoboken announces:

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Friday November 2, 2012, 3:41 PM

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Advisory: November 2 Update for Hoboken Residents

MEDICAL: HUMC is open (7am-7pm) as an urgent care center only. Downtown CVS (Newark St & Washington St), uptown Rite Aid (13th St & Willow Ave) is open. For emergency care call 201-420-2100.

POWER: PSE&G & FEMA are working to restore power as quickly as possible. Dozens of personnel are working at each substation. Facilities have extensive water damage, and a lot of equipment has to be replaced before service can be restored. Partial power was restored on Thursday evening. PSE&G info center is at Washington & Observer Hwy and also has free charging station, laptops, wifi, and ice.

WATER: The tap water is safe to drink. Water tanks are available at 1st St & Washington St and 315 Hudson St. Bring your own container.

FOOD: The A&P, Target Jersey City, downtown CVS, uptown Rite Aid, Kings, Aspen Market, Basic, and other stores are reopening. Food trucks with free meals are at Church Square Park, 3rd St & Washington St, and other locations throughout the city. Elks Club (10th & Washington) is serving food.

ICE: Free ice is available at PSE&G comfort center at Washington St & Observer Hwy.

GARBAGE: Trash is being picked up. Damaged furniture can be left at curb. Separate white goods (appliances) into separate pile. They must be recycled.

GAS: Conserve fuel – statewide fuel shortage. Hess on Boulevard East in Weehawken is open.

ATMs: Observer Hwy & Bloomfield St, Hudson & 4th

BUS: A free shuttle (school bus) will run continuously up and down Washington St (9am-5pm).

DISASTER RELIEF (FEMA): Call: 800-621-FEMA (3362), Online:, In person: A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will be set up in Hoboken in the next few days.

ELECTIONS: Per the Secretary of the State, the Election is still scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

ALL RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK ON THEIR NEIGHBORSFor full details, view this message on the web.

Mayor Zimmer will update the community daily at City Hall.  A board to the left also has the updates.

Talking Ed Note: Hoboken Patch posted a story after today’s press conference and has additional details.

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