Effective immediately, the Governor, after consulting with state and local emergency officials, is reducing the Level 2 driving restriction in Delaware to a Level 1 driving warning.
Mayor Michael Nutter says that because of the flooding expected from Hurricane Irene, he has signed a declaration of emergency for the city, the first time one has been issued since 1986.
Officials in Chester, Pennsylvania have ordered evacuations in certain areas in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Those affected are directed to evacuate these areas by noon on Saturday.
The estimated 750,000 tourists and residents were evacuating the area. Tensions ran high at a Cape May gas station as some motorists argued over gas lines.
A mandatory evacuation of Cape May County’s barrier islands began Thursday afternoon, and an evacuation of the rest of the county’s residents was ordered for 8 a.m. Friday.
Gov. Jack Markell has declared a state of emergency for Delaware as Hurricane Irene approaches.
Hurricane Irene could affect blood collections along the east coast at a time when the nation’s blood supply is already low. The Red Cross is urging those who are eligible to give blood prior to the storm’s arrival.
Is the New Jersey coastline overdue for a direct impact from a hurricane? KYW’s Mike DeNardo reports.
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