TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has just declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the blizzard due to blanket the state beginning Friday night. As ominous as it sounds, a state of emergency means more for the police, fire and other public safety officials responding to the event than it does for the average person.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 23rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, State of Emergency, Winter Storm Jonas | Comments Off on What a ‘state of emergency’ declaration really means
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Emergency Management | Tags: Chris Christie, NJ Office of Emergency Management, State of Emergency, Winter Storm Cato | Comments Off on Christie Declares Emergency