Dramatic new video shows Hoboken PATH station flooding during Sandy

Posted at 6:00 PM, Nov 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-22 14:46:28-05
NEW YORK (PIX11) — Shortly after superstorm Sandy left the Hoboken PATH station inundated with flood waters, a powerful photo was released showing thousands of gallons of water bursting through an elevator door.

On Thursday, The Port Authority released the video captured by surveillance cameras at both the Hoboken and Exchange Place stations in New Jersey.

Sandy brought an “unprecedented amount of flooding”, according to the Port Authority website.  The rushing water decimated the station, damaging signal equipment and knocking out train service to a major commuter hub.

Water rushes into the Hoboken PATH station as Superstorm Sandy hits.

According to The Port Authority website, “Hurricane Sandy caused more flooding in the tunnels than the terrorist attacks of 9/11” when broken water mains flooded the tunnels, forcing rescue crews to use boats to search for victims.

Now, nearly three weeks after the storm hit the Tri-State Area, PATH engineers, staff and third-party contractors are working around-the-clock to repair the damage, yet no fixed date has been targeted.

The Port Authority estimates that it will likely be several weeks before trains are back in service.