STATE – Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey’s two Democratic senators, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, have asked President Barack Obama to expedite the Garden State’s request for assistance from the federal government in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
Steven Miller, a counselor at Earth House residential treatment center for people with behavioral disorders on Canal Road in East Millstone, sent in these pictures of the flooding there on Sunday.
STATE – Utilities are continuing to restore service to customers who lost power due to damage from Hurricane Irene, but thousands throughout New Jersey remain in the dark.
NEWARK – Gov. Chris Christie, Attorney General Paula T. Dow, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today warned consumers to watch for home repair scams and charity scams during the post-Hurricane Irene recovery period.
TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Tom Considine today offered tips to consumers on filing insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
STATE – As the cleanup from Hurricane Irene continues, reports of deaths attributed to the storm continue to mount.
NEWARK – NJ Transit has restored rail service to most of its destinations, though some stops are still being skipped because of flooding and all trains are subject to delays. Buses are operating on a regular weekday schedule, though there may still be delays, detours and cancellations due to flooding.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission facilities, including agencies, driver testing centers and inspection stations, are open on a normal schedule today, Tuesday, Aug. 30.
STATE — New Jersey American Water continues to advise its customers in West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Irvington, Springfield and Summit to boil their water before use as a precautionary measure after flooding from Hurricane Irene inundated the company’s Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn.
ATLANTIC CITY — All of the 11 gaming halls in Atlantic City were back in operation by noon today, Gov. Chris Christie and Division of Gaming Enforcement Acting Director David Rebuck announced.