Hoboken prepares for possible flash flooding

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According to an alert from the City of Hoboken,  a Flash Flood Watch and a  Hazardous Weather Outlook are in effect for Thursday, July 11, from 4 p.m. through late tonight.

Thunderstorms could produce heavy rainfall of one to two inches, with up to three inches possible.

Any intense rainfall greater than 0.8 inches per hour could create flash flooding in low-lying areas.

All city outdoor cultural affairs activities including the outdoor concert at Sinatra Park and Fitness in the Park are postponed.

The Office of Emergency Management is putting no parking signs and barricades up near flood-prone intersections on the west side of town, noting that the signs should be taken as advisories. No cars will be towed. The alert urges drivers not to drive around barricades.

These intersections include First Street and Marshall Drive, First and Harrison streets, Second and Harrison streets, Third and Harrison streets, Fourth and Harrison streets, Fourth and Monroe streets, Third and Jackson streets, Fourth and Jackson streets, Ninth and Monroe streets, Ninth and Madison streets, 10th and Madison Streets, First and Clinton streets, Third and Clinton streets, Henderson and Newark streets, and Grove and Newark streets.

The city and the North Hudson Sewerage Authority are  clearing clogged catch basins throughout the city.

Residents can report flooded intersections and clogged drain inlets by calling the NHSA Hotline at 866-689-3970.