Mayor Dawn Zimmer on flooding relief

Hi MSV readers,
I wanted to share some good news – for the first time in over 100 years, residents of northwest Hoboken are getting some relief from flooding. While Hoboken experienced torrential rains earlier this week, our newly-built H-5 flood pump kicked in and prevented flooding.

The new 40 million gallon/day pump operated through heavy rain and high tide – a combination that almost always would lead to significant flooding around the ShopRite area. This pump complements the first one completed in 2011, which has reduced the frequency of flooding in southwest Hoboken.

The pump was a real team effort, financed by the city, with the support of the City Council, and constructed and operated by North Hudson Sewerage Authority.

A special thank you to the residents of Maxwell Place for their patience and for looking out for our entire city. Our waterfront neighbors endured months of construction for a project that will reduce flooding in western Hoboken, but now 11th Street has been repaved with new landscaping and it looks great!

Thank you!
Dawn Zimmer

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