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Airports Reopen

The three major airports serving the New York City metropolitan area have resumed flight operations. Officials say flights in and out of LaGuardia Airport resumed at 7 a.m. Monday. John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports opened to…

Irene Creates Blood Emergency

STATE – In addition to widespread flooding and power outages, Hurricane Irene also caused a blood shortage, according to New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative (“universal donor”) blood, which is normally maintained at the three-to-five-day inventory level, has dropped below the two-day minimum level.

Irene’s Aftereffects Linger

STATE – As residents continue the cleanup process after Hurricane Irene and head back to work today, Gov. Chris Christie said that the storm likely caused “billions of dollars” if not “tens of billions of dollars” to the U.S. economy.

Irene Could Have Been Worse

From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene’s winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions but the danger is far from over as rising rivers threaten severe flooding across much of the affected region over the next few days.

NJ Transit Service Will Be Suspended Tomorrow

TRENTON– NJ Transit will suspend its rail, light rail, bus and Access Link Paratransit services on Saturday as a safety precaution for customers and employees and to protect equipment, as New Jersey and its statewide transportation agency prepares for the impact of Hurricane Irene, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.

NJ Residents Advised To Make Final Hurricane Preparations

STATE – This afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state. He warned that the hurricane brings the potential for record flooding and told residents, “you stay there at the risk of your life.”