Christie Declares Emergency

The storm we are experiencing here in New Jersey has a name;Cato Winter Stom Cato.

Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency this afternoon because Cato is impede transportation and travel throughout the Garden State.

“Today’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. With higher than normal traffic volume due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully so that they and their families arrive safely at their destinations. ”

The declaration authorizes the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.

On twitter, Christie said the declaration was made as a precaution.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Emergency Management | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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file photo by Art Gallagher

file photo by Art Gallagher

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