STATE – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially declared that New Jersey is a disaster area in the wake of Hurricane Irene as federal officials visited the state to get a first-hand look at the damage.
STATE – To better respond to the public’s general health concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Department of Health and Senior Services opened a toll-free public health call center to provide callers with information about prevention and treatment of mold, disposal of spoiled food due to power outages and water concerns.
STATE – Most New Jersey residents who lost electrical service after Hurricane Irene have had their power restored. As of 9 a.m. this morning, 15,000 PSE&G customers remained without power. In their most recent update, JCP&L said that 69,000 customers were still without service.
TRENTON — Rivers and streams across New Jersey that were inundated by rains and subsequent runoff caused by Hurricane Irene have now dropped below peak flood levels, though it will another few days before all rivers are completely below flood stage and flood waters totally recede.
TRENTON – Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection reminded commercial and recreational harvesters that all shellfish beds in the state remain closed as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irene.
TRENTON – A law requiring newly hired public employees to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a public position takes effect today.
STATE – The New Jersey Education Association has joined with other unions representing the state’s public employees to file a federal lawsuit against the pension and benefit overhaul plan Gov. Chris Christie signed into law in June.
STATE – Utilities are still working to restore service to the thousands of New Jersey residents who remain without power after Hurricane Irene.
NEWARK — NJ Transit has restored rail service on the Northeast Corridor line from the Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station. Customers are advised to expect 30-45 minute delays due to ongoing signal problems caused by the flood in Trenton.
TRENTON – Many State Parks across New Jersey reopened Tuesday following a thorough and continuing review and inspection of dozens of State-owned natural, recreational and historic sites from High Point to Cape May in the aftermath of damage caused by Hurricane Irene.