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  • {UPDATED Wednesday PM} Hurricane Sandy Hits Hoboken: Storm Pics from Instagram

    Greg Sheehan: First and Jackson Wednesday AM

    UPDATED Photos 10am 10/31/12: Readers have sent a variety of storm pics in so that I can post (to send a pic, email it to I’ll be updating as I receive more.

    From City Hall at 10am 10/31/12:

    • – We need donations of bottled water and non-perishable food. Please bring to Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St.
    • – 200,000 people are currently trapped in their apartments in Hoboken.
    • – National Guard is here. Please call out the window to them if you need help – DO NOT go outside. They are rescuing those with medical emergencies and those with no food/water first.  Go to the lowest floor – but again, do not go outside.
    • – All parking enforcement is suspended on Wednesday.
    • – According to United Water, the drinking water is safe to drink.
    • – Flood waters are a mix of sewage and rain water and pose a health hazard.
    • – The City is asking the National Guard for as many pumps as possible to assist residents in pumping out their homes.
    • – Volunteers can assist with a community cleanup of three parks: Stevens Park, Elysian Park, and Church Square Park. Please arrive at 10:00am at the corresponding park.
    • – Volunteers can also assist with other efforts by going to City Hall at any time.
    • – The curfew has been lifted and driving is permitted. Drivers must exercise extreme caution since most traffic signals are not functioning.

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    Email your Instagram photos to with your name and I’ll post and credit you. Please be safe!

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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of She started the site 5 years ago to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local Hoboken + Jersey City boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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