Saturday, October 27, 2012
Hurricane will bring a variety of hazards and up to 8 inches of rain as it wreaks havoc throughout East Coast, according to federal officials.
As Hurricane Sandy travels toward the East Coast, New Jersey residents should brace for a slow deterioration of the weather well before landfall early next week, according to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Additional damage from Sandy is expected, because the hurricane is expected to lose speed by the time it makes landfall. This will extend the period of heavy wind and rainfall, according to NOAA's National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb. Sandy is expected to bring between 5 and 8 inches of rain to the affected area, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction Director Dr. Louis Uccellini said. Between 50 and 60 million people will be impacted by Sandy well into next week. "It's difficult to …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Specific impacts will depend on the track of the storm, according to New Jersey State Police.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The New Jersey State Police issued an alert Saturday advising people to be prepared for a Nor'easter that will pass over the Garden State on Sunday. It's currently unknown if this storm will affect the 2012 Earth Day Experience, set for noon to 6 p.m. in the Dehart Street parking garage in Morristown. The alert is below. Nor'easter' to impact NJ tomorrow. Flood watches in many areas. High winds and minor coast flooding possible. Specific impacts will depend on the track of the storm. Monitor conditions at: http://www.weather.gov/phi
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Goal is to remove houses from flood plains and return flood-prone areas to open space.
The Morris County Board of Freeholders approved a program to help municipalities purchase homes in flood-prone areas during its Wednesday evening public meeting. The flood mitigation program is designed to allow the county to assist people who own homes that have been repeatedly damaged or have become uninhabitable after one flood. Prior to Hurricane Irene, the county planning department identified 442 homes worth an estimated $128.7 million in 18 communities that were located in areas susceptible to flooding. The county has been working with state and federal officials to secure flood mitigation funds, said Planning Director Deena Cybulski. But those funds are drying up and not all towns with needs will get funding, she said. After …
Monday, March 5, 2012
More payments are coming to New Jersey but officials need to work toward more permanent solutions.
It’s been six months since two torrential summer storms caused widespread flooding in North Jersey, and the costs keep rising. Last week, New Jersey's U.S. senators announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was giving grants of $21 million to elevate houses and to buy out homes hit especially hard by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee last year. Parsippany would see the lion’s share of that—$7.2 million, both for voluntary buyouts and to raise homes above the path of flood waters. Denville is getting $2 million. Pompton Lakes is receiving $2.2 million for buyouts. According to U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, state and local governments are going to kick in an additional $7 million. This is just the latest, and likely not the last, in …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Governor asks colleagues to put budget cuts aside and support residents now.
Gov. Chris Christie pledged to the residents of Lincoln Park—and Morris County—that he would urge his colleagues in the New Jersey State Legislature and Congress to put aside offsetting budget cuts and act quickly in funding repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Irene. "We don’t have time to wait for folks in Congress to figure out how they want to offset this stuff with the budget cuts. Our people are suffering now. And they need support now," he said. Christie came to Lincoln Park on Wednesday afternoon with what he called "good news," as he told residents, firefighters, police officers and others that the height of the rivers that have flooded municipalities across the county has gone down. "All the rivers in New Jersey have crested and…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Helpful information from the Morris Township Health Department
Morris Township Health Administrator Kevin Breen has provided important information on how to keep your food safe during a power outage or flood. The attached "Food Facts" brochure comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.