PERTH AMBOY— The city’s State of Emergency has been lifted and the Department of Public Works is making their rounds throughout Perth Amboy to clean up tree limbs and other debris on public property.
UNION COUNTY – Union County’s Meals on Wheels service has been suspended today and tomorrow due to weather damage, according to a message sent out via Union County’s First Alert notification system.
Amy Braunstein filmed this video yesterday on Route 27 in New Brunswick. She says, “Members of the community waded out to assist a stranded motorist. The guy next to me said ‘I cannot watch this guy suffer anymore’ and waded out to help out this complete stranger. Really heartwarming and awesome!”
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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…
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.
Utility companies advise residents to call 911 for any downed power lines. Here are some other helpful contact resources.
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.
STATE-Officials confirmed four New Jersey deaths directly related to Hurricane Irene.