WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to temporarily waive federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey to allow the use of home heating oil in most generators and pumps in emergency service in New Jersey.
STATE — PSE&G has restored power to 30 percent of the 1.5 million customers who lost electricity as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The utility is still working to restore service to 900,000 customers who remain without electricity.
TRENTON – NJ Transit’s River Line light rail service will resume starting at 3 p.m. today, making trips every 30 minutes between the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden and Trenton Transit Center.
STATE — Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a danger of improperly using fuel-burning generators to cook, light, and heat their homes when electricity is knocked out.
SOMERSET — All Somerset County Park Commission facilities are closed until further notice. This includes general use parks (North Branch, Duke Island, Colonial), Lord Stirling Stable, the Environmental Education Center, and all golf courses.
TAMPA. Fla. – As waters recede and when the power begins to come back on, residents will be surveying damage to their properties. The next step for many will be to find a contractor to make repairs. At this difficult time, the last thing a property owner needs is to fall victim to a scam. While most contractors are reputable, there are bad actors.
STATE — The New Jersey Sierra Club warns Garden State residents to be cautious about contaminents that may be present in flood waters from Hurricane Sandy.
TRENTON — Since declaring a state of emergency on Saturday, Gov. Chris Christie once again issued a forceful reminder to merchants: Price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal; will be investigated by the Attorney General and Division of Consumer Affairs; and will result in significant penalties.