Hoboken Sunday afternoon updates: PATH, food, power, city employees back to work on Monday

HOBOKEN — The city released this briefing on Sunday afternoon. Keep watching hudsonreporter.com for updates.

Food: 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, CVS, Rite Aid, Kings are open. Food trucks w/ free meals are at Church Square Park, 3rd St & Washington St, other locations throughout the city. Elks Club (10th & Washington) is serving hot food.

Public Transportation: The PATH is out of service until further notice. All pedestrian access to Hoboken Terminal is from the waterfront ONLY. The Red Hop will service the north ferry terminal, not Hoboken Terminal.Transit and taxi vehicles ONLY east of Washington Street and south of 1st Street. Do not drive downtown. Commencing Monday morning, November 5, NY Waterway will resume service on all regular routes. Hoboken Terminal Ferry Service to WFC only (no Pier 11). North Ferry 14th St. Terminal to Midtown. NJTransit 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. Free shuttle (school bus) will run continuously up and down Washington St (9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm).

Disaster Relief (FEMA): It is important for residents to register for FEMA relief. Call: 800-621-FEMA (3362). Online: www.disasterassistance.gov, In person: A FEMA mobile registration center will be at Washington St & Newark St.

Power: 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 from salt water. Partial power was restored beginning Thursday evening. Two of three substations have been at least partially reenergized. 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: www.hobokensandymaps.com (information is unofficial and unconfirmed).

Election: The Election is still scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Voting will take place at usual polling locations. Paper ballots can be cast early at County Clerk’s office during weekend or Monday (at least 8:30am-4:30pm). Displaced residents can vote electronically (email/FAX). For details: www.hudsoncountyclerk.org. Questions? Division of Elections: 201-369-3470 (opt 6).

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.

Medical: 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.

Water/Ice: 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

Garbage: 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.

Gas: 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.

ATMs: Observer Hwy & Bloomfield St, Hudson & 4th. PNC Bank, 2nd & River and Citibank at 1st & River are open.

Donations: Donate online or by mail to the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund: www.rebuildhoboken.org. 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.

Parking: Municipal garages are open except for 916 Garden Street. If your car is disabled, please make arrangements to have it towed. Parking enforcement will resume Monday, November 12 at 8:00am.

Schools/City Employees: Hoboken public schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday. City employees report to work on Monday, November 5, 2012.

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