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Rescues Continue In Hoboken As Parts Of City Still Flooded By Hudson River

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Hoboken officials said Thursday some supplies are running low days after Superstorm Sandy caused the Hudson River to flood 25 percent of the city.

WCBS 880's Levon Putney On The Story


The National Guard continued to rescue residents who asked for help Thursday, while the flood waters continued to recede.

The city received generators to help power shelters, but city officials said they're running out of fuel to run them.

Duracell had an emergency response truck handing out free batteries on Washington Street near 3rd and 4th streets. There were long lines Thursday morning.

WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney asked one person what she was using the batteries for.

"My flashlight. When I go in to use the bathroom so the people don't pee on the floor, right," she said. "Like my little children."

Before the storm hit, evacuation orders went out for people living in Hoboken's many basement apartments and first-floor units.

Many were surprised by Sandy's fury.

FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino surveyed Hoboken areas heavily impacted by Hurricane Sandy on Thursday and was to travel next to Staten Island to continue touring the region, the agency announced.

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