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.
Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.
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.
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.
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.
A seismic monitor sitting on the beach in Ventnor, NJ over the weekend turned a few heads.
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.
But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.
New Jersey acting attorney general John Hoffman says all four had vacation homes at the shore which they claimed were their primary homes.
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.
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.
Winter may finally be on its way out, but it sure has left its mark.
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.
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.
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.