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City: Residents can return to Hoboken this evening, many streets blocked

City of Hoboken announces:

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Sunday August 28, 2011, 12:07 PM

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Advisory: RESIDENTS MAY RETURN TO HOBOKEN; SUGGESTED WAITING UNTIL AT LEAST SUNDAY EVENING

Hi Horsey,

Residents may return to Hoboken, however, thousands of homes are still without power and flooding is widespread, so it is suggested that they wait until at least 6pm on Sunday. Due to flooding, a very large number of streets are inaccessible and barricaded. Flood waters may not recede for many hours. It is unknown when power will be restored.

“It’s business as usual in at least half of Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “I thank all the residents who heeded the call to evacuate and ask that they strongly consider waiting before returning to flooded areas.”

Residents may drive only through areas that are not flooded or barricaded. Bars without flooding may reopen. As a reminder, it is dangerous to walk through water in flooded areas, which consists of rain water and sewage.

Non-emergency calls should be directed to 201-239-6643/6644. The Fire Department cannot respond to false alarms in flooded areas until the water recedes.For full details, view this message on the web.

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