HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Hoboken continues to recover nearly four months after Superstorm Sandy, and now the flooding from the waterfront is a priority for the town.
As CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported Wednesday, during Sandy, streets were turned into rivers and homes were inundated. Hoboken city officials said they want to prevent that from happening again.
“We can’t raise our homes on pilings. We can’t have sand dunes out in front of Hoboken,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said. “But we need a way to protect the city.”
Mayor Zimmer said that protection includes a proposed $100 million flood control system, featuring electronic gates, landscaped berms, underground pumps, and two concrete flood walls built to the north and south of town.
“An integrated solution that could protect the entire city rather than each individual homeowner trying to protect their own home,” Zimmer said Wednesday.