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Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resource Center Update

Thia is from the City of Hoboken’s website. For more frequent updates go to http://www.hobokennj.org/sandy/

Hoboken Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resource Center

7 POD locations (10am-4pm): Hoboken High School (8th St & Clinton St), 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)
If you suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, it is absolutely essential that you register for disaster assistance from FEMA. Document (photos, etc) the damage and save receipts.

  • Call: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
  • Online:www.disasterassistance.gov,
  • In person: A FEMA mobile registration center will be at Washington St & Newark St.

Food & Beverage Sales
Establishments must be inspected and cleared for opening prior to establishing operation. Please contact: The Hoboken Health Department, 94 Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030. (201) 420-2375. Although you must call for an inspection, we would also prefer that you email the Health Department as well: fsasso@hobokennj.org.

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.


  • PSE&G & FEMA are working to restore power as quickly as possible. More than 100 personnel are working in Hoboken. 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.PSE&G info center is at Washington & Observer Hwy and also has free charging station, laptops, wifi, and ice.
  • View the crowdsourced Hoboken Power Map (information is unofficial and unconfirmed).
  • View the PSE&G Outage Center

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

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

Emergency Operations Center
Questions? Call: 415-659-6289/7743/7750/4471 & 214-561-0673

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

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.

Observer Hwy & Bloomfield St, Hudson & 4th, 2nd & River. Citibank at 1st & River is open. Restrict ATM visits to daytime hours.


Donate online or by mail to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund.

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

The W Hotel will be open on Monday, November 5 at 7pm and is taking reservations as of November 4.

Parking & Driving

  • Municipal garages are open except for 916 Garden Street.
  • Observer Highway will be closed east of Washington Street.

Public Transportation

  • All pedestrian access to Hoboken Terminal is from the waterfront ONLY.
  • The Green Hop will service Hoboken Terminal The Red Hop will service the north ferry terminal.
  • Transit and taxi vehicles only permitted east of Washington Street on Observer Highway and south of Newark Street on Hudson Street.
  • Commencing Monday morning, November 5, NY Waterway will resume normal weekday ferry/bus service on all regular routes. (14th St and Hoboken Terminal). North ferry goes to Midtown/South goes to Lower Manhattan.
  • Detour in Hoboken for Bus Route Nos. 89 and 126. Normal bus service only will resume Monday morning.
  • NJ TRANSIT rail service between Secaucus and Hoboken remains suspended until further notice.
  • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service remains suspended until further notice due to impacts from Hurricane Sandy. (as of Nov 3, 9pm)
  • Free shuttle (school bus) will run continuously up and down Washington St (9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm).

Hoboken public schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday.

City Employees
Report to work on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Sign up for important information

Important Contact Information

  • Emergencies: 9-1-1
  • Hoboken Police: 201-420-2100
  • Hoboken Fire: 201-420-2007
  • PSE&G: 800-436-7734 (report downed power lines)
  • North Hudson Sewerage Authority Emergency Hotline: 866-689-3970
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