Yikes! That was the scene at the Hoboken, N.J., PATH station last night as flood waters from Hurricane Sandy surged into the station. It was caught on Port Authority surveillance camera.

The panic started even earlier, as Hoboken began flooding before the storm even hit.

This morning, Hoboken is a disaster area. The city is underwater. Power is out and people are trapped in their homes.

Indeed. Rescue workers are dealing with a city underwater and residents who are trapped with no way out.




The Mayor of Hoboken has called on the National Guard for help.

More from The Wall Street Journal:

The mayor of Hoboken, N.J., said she had called on the National Guard to help rescue people in the mile-square city on the Hudson River.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer reported at least four live wires down — including two under water — and said that PSE&G cou PEG -0.84%ldn’t get utility crews into the city. Firefighters were unable to respond to calls despite calls reporting fires and smoke. Half of Hoboken was flooded, the mayor said.

“We’re in a very difficult situation,” Zimmer said. “The Hudson River has breached us at the north and and the south end.”

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all affected by this utter devastation.

  • SansMercy

    Some of that water will take days to go down. Stay safe everyone.

  • Silenttype78

    God bless all who are suffering as a result of Sandy.
    Everyone be safe!!!!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Holy crap! And I thought New Orleans had it rough from Katrina!

    • jawnybnsc

      There is NO COMPARISON between this and Katrina! NONE! More than a thousand lives were lost and entire sections of the City of New Orleans sat submerged for WEEKS!

      • john j

        Exactly if Katrina full strength hit these areas there would be nothing left and more dead

  • weRbroke

    I was reading this morning, that salt water is hard on buried cables, junction boxes and other services as it contributes to quicker corrosion. Even once the water recedes, problems may persist for years. Hope people stay safe…

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    God bless and good luck New Jersey. Am I correct to think most of Jersey is OK. The seashore areas, low lying areas, older parts of towns are hardest hit…..
    They will recover. But, it takes a long time for flood water to recede, and services to get back up. Ohio, Maine, No. Cal., Texas, all deal w/ flooding in recent years.
    Take care people. Watch out for each other!

  • $24410100

    From Oklahoma – You’re in our prayers!

  • BeautifulAmerica

    So how’s that obamo photo-op workin’ for you? Not goverment bureau-idiots, but private enterprise is working round the clock to send help.

    God Bless New Jersey.