Hoboken Power Situation Updated, official City update

The City of Hoboken notes PSE&G’s progress to this point:

As of this morning, 5,939 out of 22,829 initial PSE&G account outages have been restored.

PSE&G is in town working on the substations that were severely damaged in the flooding.  Everyone is hoping we’ll see strong progress but it’s not going to be easy.

As this release was being prepared, the City of Hoboken announces:

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Saturday November 3, 2012, 11:36 AM

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Advisory: November 3 Update for Hoboken Residents

FOOD: 6 POD locations (10am-4pm): 76 Bloomfield St, 1st & Jackson, 220 Adams, 5th & Park, 9th & Jefferson, Fox Hill (13th & Willow). Bring shopping carts, bags, or backpacks to carry supplies back. 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 hot food.

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.

MEDICAL: HUMC is open (7am-7pm) as an urgent care center only. CVS (Newark St & Washington St, 9th & Clinton), Walgreens, uptown Rite Aid (13th St & Willow Ave) are open. For emergencies: 911.

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 beginning Thursday evening. As of this morning, 5,939 out of 22,829 initial PSE&G Hoboken account outages have been restored. 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. Bring your own container.

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

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: 415-659-6289/7743/7750/4471 & 214-561-0673

GARBAGE: Trash pickup has resumed. Damaged furniture can be left at curb. Separate white goods (appliances) into separate pile. They must be recycled. NO electronics.

GAS: The State has begun gas rationing on Saturday (even/odd days for even/odd last number on license plates). Vanity/all letter plates = odd). Hess on Boulevard East in Weehawken is open.

ATMs: Observer Hwy & Bloomfield St, Hudson & 4th, 2nd & River. Citibank at 1st & River opens Saturday 9am. Restrict ATM visits to daytime hours.

BUS: Free shuttle (school bus) will run continuously up and down Washington St (9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm).

ELECTIONS: The Election is still scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Voting will take place at usual polling locations. Paper ballots can be cast early at County Clerk’s office during weekend or Monday (at least 8:30am-4:30pm). Questions? Division of Elections: 201-369-3470 (opt 6).

DONATIONS: Need flashlights and batteries, baby formula, baby food, baby and adult diapers, blankets, toiletries, and non-perishable food can be delivered to Hoboken High School (8th & Clinton). NO DONATIONS to City Hall. Please: no water or clothing, no glass donations.

CITY EMPLOYEES: Report to work on Monday, November 5, 2012.

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

Talking Ed Note: There’s word of free gas and diesel available from Fuel Relief on Observer Highway and Bloomfield Street.  You’ll need to bring your own container and there’s a five gallon limit per person.

Please let your neighbors know.

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