On October 29, 2018, Hoboken was inundated with 500 million gallons of storm surge by Hurricane Sandy. Since then, the City has been working collaboratively with the community, state, and federal partners to reduce the risk of coastal flooding. The City has published Resilient Building Design Guidelines and adopted a flood damage prevention ordinance for Hoboken to build back stronger. A federal grant will invest $230 million in coastal flood risk reduction through the Rebuild by Design – Hudson River Project. $90 million has been invested in resilient stormwater management by the City and North Hudson Sewerage Authority, and $300 million has been invested in energy security by PSE&G.
Watch Hoboken’s Chief Resiliency Officer explain how Hoboken is vulnerable to flooding and the infrastructure that is planned to protect the city at www.hobokennj.gov/resources/rebuild-by-design. By 2021, the Rebuild by Design project will significantly reduce Hoboken’s risk from coastal flooding.