Mary Goepfert

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New Jersey’s Emergency Management Office Receives Major Equipment Upgrade

A $3 million federal grant has led to a major upgrade in equipment for New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management.


(In Pitman, NJ, a tree splits a house in two in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  Photo submitted by Art Virtue)

One Year Later, NJ Still Recovering From Hurricane Irene

August 27th is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene making landfall on New Jersey.


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President Obama Surveys Hurricane Damage In Paterson, New Jersey

The Passaic River is receding but the mayor Jeffery Jones says several thousand people have not been able to return to their homes and businesses.


This is Sunset Lake Bridge on West Park Drive in Bridgeton, N.J. before it completely got washed away. (credit: Tiffany Tumey)

FEMA, NJ Officials To Assess Storm Damage

They’ll start in the hardest hit areas of Cumberland and Salem Counties, where several roads remain closed. In government-speak, it’s a “joint preliminary damage assessment.”


(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

East Coast Hurricane Season Begins Wednesday; Officials Urge Preparation

Forecasters are expecting a more active than normal hurricane season, and Mary Goepfert, external affairs officer for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, says you should gather necessary items now.