TRENTON – New Jersey residents can help their neighbors recover from storm damage Hurricane Sandy may cause by volunteering in their communities. Depending on the severity of the approaching storm, volunteers may be needed to help with a variety of clean-up activities.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has closed the Garden State Parkway to traffic in both directions from Exit 38 at the Atlantic City Expressway to the toll road’s southern terminus in Cape May County.
UNION COUNTY — The Union County Medical Reserve Corps has been activated to staff a regional shelter at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave, Cranford.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano declared a State of Emergency for the county effective 5 p.m. Sunday evening as Hurricane Sandy continues its path toward New Jersey.
CRANFORD — The Cranford pools, library, Town Hall, and Recreation Department programs at the Community Center are closed Monday, Oct. 29. The Community Center is open as a shelter.
TAMPA, Fla. – Massive power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy are likely to leave many East Coast residents in the dark. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers the following guidance about the safe use of portable generators.
PERTH AMBOY – City officials have established two shelter locations for residents at two district schools, which will be opened as needed today. The shelter locations are the Shull School at 380 Hall Avenue and the McGinnis School at 271 State Street. Pets will be allowed in the shelters, but residents are asked to have them contained or leashed.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
RAHWAY – Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation notice for city residents who live in areas that have flooded in the past.