Hoboken Mayor Thrust Onto National Stage By Sandy (Video)


When Sandy hit New Jersey on Oct. 29, the water came fast to Hoboken. The Hudson River streamed over the banks, pooling in front of the city's iconic Erie Lackawanna train terminal, then flooding the commuter and PATH trains that are the lifeline to jobs in New York City.

Breaches uptown and downtown along the borders of the city sent rivers into streets that had never before flooded. A full 70 percent of the Mile Square City that is birthplace to Frank Sinatra lies in a flood plain. That 1 percent storm had hit -- a confluence of the high tide of a full moon and the Atlantic Ocean surge.

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