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hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:36 PM Oct 2012

Question about the flood in Hobocken -

Bear with me on this, please, but -

if the water was from storm surge, wouldn't it have flowed back on its own by now?

Is Hoboken below sea level?

Did a dike or levee fail?

Is the flood water actually due to streams rising due to excessive rain fall?

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Question about the flood in Hobocken - (Original Post) hedgehog Oct 2012 OP
it is below sea level, and the water has to be pumped out like NO larkrake Oct 2012 #1
Thanks for the info - the national reporting tends to hedgehog Oct 2012 #2
 

larkrake

(1,674 posts)
1. it is below sea level, and the water has to be pumped out like NO
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:47 PM
Oct 2012

A berm was washed away, allowing the river to swamp the town. It is still raining north, feeding the river a bit too, but the water in town is toxic soup now

hedgehog

(36,286 posts)
2. Thanks for the info - the national reporting tends to
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:01 PM
Oct 2012

be a little haphazrd.

I'm assuming the toxins are from tanks that were washed away?

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