Cleanup Continues

Officials confirmed four New Jersey deaths directly related to Hurricane Irene.

Flood waters swept a 47-year-old man to his death in Kearny and drowned a 20-year-old woman in Salem County died after being trapped in her car during a flash flood.

A 39-year-old Wanaque man lost his footing and fell into a fast-moving stream, where he died.

A 74-year-old man suffered a fatal heart attack in his flooded basement in Edison.

One firefighter was injured while attempting a water rescue in Princeton.

Across the state, 15,000 people were housed during the storm in more than 53 shelters. which will continue to provide food and water today.

The state Departments of Agriculture and Education are working to coordinate additional evacuation shelters in case of inland flooding. A flood and power outage was reported at the emergency shelter set up at Holmdel High School.

NJ Transit will operate on a modified schedule on Monday, August 29 as a result of residual impacts of Hurricane Irene. To give customers additional travel options, NJ Transit will offer system-wide cross-honoring, enabling customers to use their ticket or pass on an alternate travel mode – rail, bus, or light rail.

The tolls suspended on the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway were reinstated at 6 a.m. on Monday as Monmouth and Ocean counties continued to report widespread numbers for trees down and power outages.

Rivers and creeks that hit record high crests following Hurricane Irene included Millstone River at Blackwells Mills, Ramapo River at Mahwah and Pompton Lakes, Rockaway River at Boonton, and Assunpink Creek at Trenton.

PATH service was restored at 4 a.m. and the Port Authority reopened the Holland Tunnel, the George Washington Bridge and other crossings.

Newark Liberty International Airport, Kennedy International Airport and La Guardia Airport remained closed and officials said flights are unlikely to resume before this afternoon.

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