This is a transcript of the Sept. 2, conference call for New Jersey media with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Officials outlining Hurricane Irene recovery efforts: William “Bill” Vogel, Federal Coordinating Officer, Federal Emergency…
WEST TRENTON – New Jersey State Police will focus on enforcing the laws and aiding holiday travelers this Labor Day weekend, Colonel Rick Fuentes announced today.
STATE – Utilities are still working to restore service to customers who are without power because of Hurricane Irene. As of 4 a.m. this morning, less than 4,400 PSE&G customers were still affected.
In the wake of last weekend’s hurricane, many residents realized the need to make disaster plans for their pets as well as themselves.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation has winnowed a list of 700 obstructions on state roads to 13 in just five days, Commissioner James Simpson announced today.
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.