Saturday, June 8, 2013
Several fatal car crashes reported; emergency landing in Newark, LBI flooded.
New Jersey was recovering from the effects of Tropical Storm Andrea this weekend after the state dealt with an emergency landing at Newark, car accidents and flooding in Long Beach Island and elsewhere throughout the state. A flight from Boston, destined for Palm Beach, Fla., had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after it was struck by lightning, according to nj.com. No one was injured. Five inches of rain fell on Oceanport and brought wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour to Point Pleasant Beach, according to the state climatologist's office and the National Weather Service, as reported by nj.com. The sign in front of Joey's Pizza and Pasta in Long Beach Township displayed the same slogan for as long as …
Friday, June 7, 2013
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Tropical Storm Andrea is working its way up the East Coast today and could bring significant rain and flooding to our area. We want to see what you see in your part of the state so upload your photos here or share the pics on Instagram with the hashtag #NJFlooding
Winds will be at their highest near the coast, but inland river flooding is one of the largest risks in late spring storm.
Heavy rain began to move into New Jersey by mid-afternoon Friday, as Tropical Storm Andrea made its presence known. The storm made landfall in Florida late Thursday night, then began a rapid push to the northeast toward the Garden State, prompting statewide flash flood watches, flood warnings and a small craft advisory in coastal areas. Roads in Ocean County began to flood by 3:30 p.m., leading to heavy traffic in Long Beach Island as cars darted in and out of streets to avoid ponding rainwater. Similar delays were reported in Seaside Heights and other communities. Reports from the New Jersey Department of Transportation just before 5 p.m. indicated flooding on I-195 eastbound near exit 6 in Robbinsville, flooding on Route 35 northbound in…
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Tropical Storm Andrea could cause flooding in New Jersey. Take a look at WNYC's map where flood gauges show water that's rising and by how much.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon—a Guinness World Record at over five miles long—to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey skies, …
Friday, May 24, 2013
State, federal officials expected to be on hand to assist local residents and discuss recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Friday, May 24
State officials are taking their cabinet meeting on the road next week. The Office of Gov. Chris Christie announced Friday that it will hold mobile cabinet office hours in Moonachie on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m. Moonachie and Little Ferry were among the Bergen County towns most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy. “Representatives from state and federal agencies, including the Governor’s Office of Constituent Relations, the Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Community Affairs, the Business Action Center, FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program, will be on hand to assist residents and discuss ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts,” according to a release from the governor’s …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Portable generators have become popular with long power outages caused by big storms over the past few years.
Washington Township may create a new law for residential generators in order to address issues with the machines' exhaust and noise. Councilman Richard Hrbek noted that more residents have been using generators in recent years. Some residents were without power for weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit the area last fall. "With the storms we've had, it's becoming a really popular addition right now," Hrbek said. Hrbeck and Councilman Glenn Beckmeyer both said they had talked to officials in surrounding communities, but most don't yet have ordinances covering generators. Some of the possible rules include requiring generators be placed outside on a concrete pad and/or in an enclosure, limiting the volume of generators, limiting the size of …
Friday, May 3, 2013
18 of 20 largest sewage spills in the northeast were reported in New Jersey and New York.
New Jersey saw approximately 5.1 billion gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage flow into waterways in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, according to new data released by Climate Central. In total, the eight states hardest-hit by the storm had 11 billion gallons flow into canals, rivers and bays. "To put that in perspective, 11 billion gallons is equal to New York’s Central Park stacked 41 feet high with sewage, or more than 50 times the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The vast majority of that sewage flowed into the waters of New York City and northern New Jersey in the days and weeks during and after the storm," the Climate Central report said. Data included in the report was compiled from state agencies and …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County held its first annual 5k run to support its ‘Repair. Rebuild. ReStore.’ program in Little Ferry over the weekend at the Oradell Reservoir
More than 150 runners hit the ground running on Saturday in the first annual Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County 5k Race to Build for Little Ferry victims from Hurricane Sandy. The race, which raised more than $3,523, to benefit the affiliate’s ‘Repair. Rebuild. ReStore’ Hurricane Sandy rebuilding program in Little Ferry, was held at United Water's offices in Harrington Park next to the Oradell Reservoir. Habitat Bergen has embarked on a long-term commitment of rebuilding in Little Ferry over the next 18 to 24 months. To date, Habitat Bergen has completed work in five homes with the help of two GM Mobile Response Units fully equipped with Bosch and Lowe’s tools.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Daneyko, Driver, Leetch, Duguay among those scheduled to play
Wednesday, April 3
Tickets went on sale Tuesday for a charity hockey game to the Prudential Center in Newark pitting some of the greatest players from North America and Russia. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. The game will be held April 13 at 1 pm. New Jersey Devils greats Ken Daneyko, Bruce Driver, Grant Marshall, Jim Dowd, and Sergei Brylin, among others, will face off against a squad of Russian legends including Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Valery Kamensky, Alexey Yashin and Darius Kasparaitis. The Devils alumni squad will be joined by fellow alums Bob Carpenter, Billy Guerin, Claude Lemieux, Randy McKay, Stephane Richer and Brendan Shanahan. Skating with the Devils will also be NHL Legends Ron Duguay, Brian …