NEWARK—U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today applauded President Obama and the U.S. Department of Transportation for acting quickly to release $10 million in emergency highway funding to help get New Jersey’s highways and roads back in working condition.
STATE — The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the only certified burn center in New Jersey, has seen an increase in census as a result of Hurricane Sandy. On an average day, it admits one or two patients into the Burn Intensive Care Unit.
STATE — Most of New Jersey’s 35 local Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clinics are open for pregnant women and mothers in need of vouchers for baby formula and food. A list of agencies that are open or closed due to Hurricane Sandy is available on the WIC webpage of the New Jersey Department of Health.
TRENTON – Due to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, several waste water treatment facilities in the state are off-line, resulting in the temporary runoff of effluents into certain waterways.
ELIZABETH — City officials are advising residents who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Sandy to apply for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Old Bridge and Perth Amboy locations received minimal damage and flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Both are fully operational.