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(Workers practice rapid traffic-control equipment deployment in preparation for a shore evacuation emergency.   Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Conducts Shore Hurricane-Evacuation Drill

Some 300 New Jersey state police and transportation department workers took part in a statewide hurricane drill today in Cumberland County to test their ability to get hundreds of thousands of people out of shore towns if the need occurs.

07/10/2014

(WISTFUL -- A few hopeful beachgoers find shelter under a gazebo in Sea Isle City, NJ as Hurricane Arthur brushes the coast.  Photo by Brad Segall)

With Hurricane Arthur Nudging NJ Coast, July 4th Is No Beach Day

Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.

07/04/2014

(Bathers enjoy the surf at an Ocean City, NJ beach.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Beaches May Limit Swimming If Oncoming Arthur Roils Surf Too Much

With seas of six to nine feet expected on Friday from Tropical Storm Arthur, even higher waves could be driven on shore, creating the danger of rip currents.

07/02/2014

(US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, in file photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Feds Announce $100M Effort To Ease Effects Of Next Sandy-like Storm

Protecting the Jersey shore from the next superstorm is one goal of a $100-million grant program announced today by Sally Jewell, secretrary of the US Department of the Interior.

06/16/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hurricane Season Readiness is Focus of Jersey Shore Conference

Emergency management coordinators gathering at the Wildwood Convention Center were operating under the belief that it’s not a matter of if the Jersey shore gets hit with a hurricane, it’s when.

06/03/2014

(A solar-powered seismic monitor adjacent to the boardwalk near Dorset Avenue, in Ventnor, NJ.  Photo by Steve Butler)

Are Those Earthquake Monitors at the Jersey Shore? Sort of.

A seismic monitor sitting on the beach in Ventnor, NJ over the weekend turned a few heads.

05/13/2014

(Horseshoe crabs spawning at night.  Photo by Eric Schrading, US Fish and Wildlife Svc.)

Five South Jersey Beaches Readied For Horseshoe Crab Spawning Season

Five beaches in Cape May and Cumberland counties have been replenished, and 800 tons of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have been removed.

05/09/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FEMA Agrees To Extend Housing Privileges For Sandy-Displaced NJ Residents

But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.

03/14/2014

(Waves crash against a previously damaged pier before landfall of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ. Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Four Charged With Faking Eligibility For Hurricane Sandy Relief

New Jersey acting attorney general John Hoffman says all four had vacation homes at the shore which they claimed were their primary homes.

03/13/2014

(US Sen. Robert Menendez.  Image from US Senate TV)

Sen. Menendez Blames Trenton For Slow Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was complimentary of HUD’s role but suggested there has been a lot of bureaucratic footdragging at the state level.

03/12/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Trustworthiness At All-Time Low, Says New N.J. Poll

The latest Rutgers-Eagleton survey shows a continued deterioration in Christie’s positive numbers since “Bridgegate” broke and Hurricane Sandy recovery problems became more of an issue.

03/11/2014

(A tree came to rest on the roof of a home on Silver Avenue in Willow Grove, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Local Insurance Adjusters See 2014 Winter Weather As Costliest in a Decade

Winter may finally be on its way out, but it sure has left its mark.

03/10/2014

(Photo provided by EPA)

Feds Step In To Clean Up Gloucester County, NJ Hazmat Site

New Jersey officials had been working with the Superior Barrel and Drum Company to address a hazardous material problem on its property — until the owner stopped cooperating.

01/30/2014

(Gov. Christie meets with Hurricane Sandy victims at the Manahawkin firehouse prior to making a public statement.  Credit: CBS-3)

At the Shore, Christie Touts Sandy Recovery, Avoids ‘Bridgegate’ Questions

Governor Christie has tapped a New York firm to lead his own probe of the George Washington Bridge closing but made no mention of it in a public appearance at the shore.

01/16/2014

(credit:  Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Feds Taking Closer Look At ‘Stronger Than The Storm’ Ads

Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration spent $25 million to promote the Jersey shore after Superstorm Sandy.

01/13/2014

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