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 …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Maplewood resident and trumpet player Bruno Lee entertained the crowd.
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Sunday, March 10
On February 28, 2013, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey community joined together on the Newark campus for “UMDNJ’s Got Talent,” an event that raised $1,030.50 for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. More than 300 people from across UMDNJ’s campuses as well as the general public crowded into the Grand Foyer of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School to view artwork and performances by faculty, staff and students. Acts included singers, poets, musicians—even a Nixon impersonator and a hula-hoop dancer who delighted the audience with her grace and agility. Bruno Lee, a resident of Maplewood and employee at UMDNJ-The University Hospital, played "The Closer I Get to You." As DJ, Doctor Bob Lee from WBLS–107.5 brought a star …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
All proceeds from merchandise and beer sales benefit storm charities.
Wednesday, February 20
Pub dwellers can raise a pint and raise money for superstorm Sandy victims with the debut of FU Sandy draft. The hybrid white ale (the FU stands for Forever Unloved, of course) is a special brew created by New Jersey's own Flying Fish Brewing Co. All proceeds are dedicated to Sandy-related charities, and Flying Fish hopes to raise at least $50,000 from beer and merchandise sales. Flying Fish founder Gene Muller said the brewery "knew immediately that we wanted to do something to help" after Sandy struck, the Huffington Post reports. "Every single aspect of this beer, from the man-hours spent brewing it to the hops used to season it to the kegs that will contain it, has been donated so every cent brought in goes to superstorm Sandy victims…
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 …