Saturday, June 8, 2013
Several fatal car crashes reported; emergency landing in Newark, LBI flooded.
New Jersey was recovering from the effects of Tropical Storm Andrea this weekend after the state dealt with an emergency landing at Newark, car accidents and flooding in Long Beach Island and elsewhere throughout the state. A flight from Boston, destined for Palm Beach, Fla., had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty International Airport after it was struck by lightning, according to nj.com. No one was injured. Five inches of rain fell on Oceanport and brought wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour to Point Pleasant Beach, according to the state climatologist's office and the National Weather Service, as reported by nj.com. The sign in front of Joey's Pizza and Pasta in Long Beach Township displayed the same slogan for as long as …
Friday, June 7, 2013
Use the hashtag #NJFlooding on Instagram or post your Andrea photos below, or upload photos by clicking on the button at the bottom.
Tropical Storm Andrea is working its way up the East Coast today and could bring significant rain and flooding to our area. We want to see what you see in your part of the state so upload your photos here or share the pics on Instagram with the hashtag #NJFlooding
Winds will be at their highest near the coast, but inland river flooding is one of the largest risks in late spring storm.
Heavy rain began to move into New Jersey by mid-afternoon Friday, as Tropical Storm Andrea made its presence known. The storm made landfall in Florida late Thursday night, then began a rapid push to the northeast toward the Garden State, prompting statewide flash flood watches, flood warnings and a small craft advisory in coastal areas. Roads in Ocean County began to flood by 3:30 p.m., leading to heavy traffic in Long Beach Island as cars darted in and out of streets to avoid ponding rainwater. Similar delays were reported in Seaside Heights and other communities. Reports from the New Jersey Department of Transportation just before 5 p.m. indicated flooding on I-195 eastbound near exit 6 in Robbinsville, flooding on Route 35 northbound in…
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Tropical Storm Andrea could cause flooding in New Jersey. Take a look at WNYC's map where flood gauges show water that's rising and by how much.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Gov. Christie appeared at Seaside Heights boardwalk Friday to promote the Jersey Shore.
The Jersey Shore is officially open for summer, Gov. Chris Christie said as he spent Friday morning in Seaside Heights promoting tourism in New Jersey. Early Friday, Christie appeared on NBC's Today Show, which broadcast its morning news program live from Seaside Heights. The governor later cut a ceremonial ribbon—a Guinness World Record at over five miles long—to officially declare the shore open. "It's an incredible day for New Jersey," Christie said in remarks. "I'm so thrilled that this morning we're here with the whole country welcoming the Jersey Shore back." After being battered by Superstorm Sandy, many businesses on the boardwalk are open and welcoming customers, though others continue to make repairs. Despite some grey skies, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
18 of 20 largest sewage spills in the northeast were reported in New Jersey and New York.
New Jersey saw approximately 5.1 billion gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage flow into waterways in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy, according to new data released by Climate Central. In total, the eight states hardest-hit by the storm had 11 billion gallons flow into canals, rivers and bays. "To put that in perspective, 11 billion gallons is equal to New York’s Central Park stacked 41 feet high with sewage, or more than 50 times the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The vast majority of that sewage flowed into the waters of New York City and northern New Jersey in the days and weeks during and after the storm," the Climate Central report said. Data included in the report was compiled from state agencies and …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
State Congressional delegation pens letter to FEMA administrator saying agency "failing our constituents."
New Jersey’s Congressional delegation this week sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate expressing their concern over the backlog of claims involving the National Flood Insurance Program. “New Jerseyans have suffered tremendous hardships since Hurricane Sandy struck last fall. We must do everything we can to respond to them as quickly as possible, but right now the National Flood Insurance Program is failing our constituents,” the letter read in part. Members of the delegation who signed the letter include Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez as well as Reps. Jon Runyan (R-3rd District), Scott Garrett (R-5th District), Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd District), Rush Holt (D-12th District), …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Division of Consumer Affairs launch database of vehicles damaged by the storm.
More than 50 Porsches, five Rolls Royces and three Ferraris are among the thousands of flood-damaged and salvaged vehicles collected in a new database in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs has announced a partnership designed to help the public determine whether they are unknowingly purchasing a vehicle damaged by the storm. According to a release from the Attorney General's Office, there was a 6,000 percent spike in flood-damaged and salvage vehicle titles throughout the past three months, following the storm. According to state law, if a vehicle has suffered such damage that it is not practical to repair or it has been declared a loss by the insurer, the owner of …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Weird NJ crew will be presenting a night of music and food.
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Thursday, January 17
Weird NJ is bringing a special fundraiser to West Orange this weekend in order to raise money for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Restore Our Shore fundraiser will be held at the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh on Jan. 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight. All funds raised will benefit the following charities: The fundraiser will provide relief to those residents whose homes were destroyed. In addition, the Weird NJ crew is looking to help the businesses who were affected by the storm. Weird NJ publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran will be guest hosting the event. Local bands such as The Poor Man’s Opera, The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show, and special musical guests will be performing for the crowd, while local restaurants and …
Friday, January 4, 2013
U.S. House of Representatives approved funding for the National Flood Insurance Program.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Friday afternoon allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to borrow $9.7 billion to pay insurance claims made by victims of Hurricane Sandy. The bill, HR 41, temporarily increases the borrowing authority of FEMA to allow the agency to carry out payment claims made by property owners to the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress moved to approve the funding stop-gap Friday after concerns were raised that aid for Sandy victims had been delayed too long. The House, specifically, Majority Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, came under fire for tabling a Sandy aid package until after the New Year. Congress is expected to vote on two additional bills authorizing more than $…