A $3 million federal grant has led to a major upgrade in equipment for New Jersey’s Office of Emergency Management.
August 27th is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene making landfall on 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.
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.”
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.