Officials Anticipate Storm Aid

UNION COUNTY — Union County is not among those areas eligible for federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irene, but residents may begin the registration process with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in anticipation of its addition to the eligible list.

NJ Is Officially A Disaster Area

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.

NJ Opens Call Center For Public Health Concerns After Flooding

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.

Most NJ Residents Have Power Restored

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.

Clark Storm Cleanup Update

CLARK – The township’s Public Works Department is picking up branches that fell during Hurricane Irene. Residents are asked to make sure they are cut up and placed in the street.