SITUATION REPORT MAY 1, 2O14 – SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT

South Region Counties Atlantic – No major issues reported. Burlington – Due to minor flooding along the Rancocas Creek, Lumberton has declared a SOE at approximately 0500 hours. Approximately 30 people have been evacuated to a reception center at a local fire and/or municipal hall. Medford is also experiencing flooding and began evacuations of low-lying … Continue reading

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED, NO TRAVEL BAN, STATE OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY 3/3/14

Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency In Preparation For Winter Storm Titan Governor Closes State Offices Monday For All Non-Essential Workers   For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Michael Drewniak Sunday, March 2, 2014                                                                                      Colin Reed                                                                                                                       609-777-2600   Trenton, … Continue reading

NJ STATE OFFICES DELAYED OPENING 11 AM TUES 2/18/14

DELAYED OPENING – ALL STATE OFFICES TO OPEN AT 11:00 AM Due to hazardous winter weather conditions expected through the morning commute  tomorrow,  Governor Chris Christie has decided to delay the opening of all State offices on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  In order to allow ample time for roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks to be cleared … Continue reading

Attention Essex County Residents – Sandy Recovery News

  IMPORTANT HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY NEWS hablamos español * falamos português * nou pale creole * nous parlons français World Renew Volunteers will be working from Feb.11th -22nd  to do Long Term Recovery Assessments with Essex County residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Who is World Renew? World Renew Disaster Response Services, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has … Continue reading

Governor Christie Announces 10:30 a.m. Delayed Opening For State Offices On Friday, February 14

Governor Christie Announces 10:30 a.m. Delayed Opening For State Offices On Friday, February 14 Delayed Opening Will Allow For Clearing Of Roadways And Less Hazardous Travel Conditions During Morning Commute   For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Michael Drewniak Thursday, February 13, 2014                                                        … Continue reading

What a State of Emergency Means

What is a State of Emergency ? What exactly does that mean ? We frequently receive questions and comments on SOE’s, below is a plain language explanation. Your municipal OEM, County OEM or the Governor can declare a State of Emergency for your jurisdiction.  When a large event occurs such as Superstorm Sandy, you may see … Continue reading

SUPERBOWL PREPARATIONS AND INFORMATION

Behind the glamour, fanfare and excitement of the first Super Bowl to be played in New Jersey stands one of the largest coordinated law enforcement efforts ever assembled in the region to ensure that nothing — not a terrorist, a shooter or a bomber — disrupts the fans’ experience. Some 100 law enforcement agencies have … Continue reading

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED WINTER STORM JANUARY 21, 2014

Trenton, NJ – With severe winter weather expected to last through Wednesday morning, Governor Chris Christie today declared a State of Emergency, authorizing 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.  “Today’s winter storm is … Continue reading

New Jersey and New York Aerial Radiation Assessment Survey

A helicopter may be seen flying at low altitudes over portions of northern New Jersey and New York City from January 21 through 25, 2014.  The purpose of the flyovers is to measure naturally occurring background radiation.   Flyovers will occur only during daylight hours during this four-day period, covering approximately ten square miles. Officials from … Continue reading

Winter Storm Warning for Jan. 21-22, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of New Jersey, starting tomorrow January 21 and ending early on Wednesday January 22.  Below is a weather briefing package issued by NWS Mt. Holly earlier today.  Since this weather briefing package was issued, the snowfall total predictions have increased; both links are below.  Please note … Continue reading

Ice Jam Delaware River/NWS Flood Warning

Since the closure of the State House Garage this a.m., the NJOEM has consulted with State and local officials regarding impacts of the ice jam on the Delaware River near the Trenton Makes Bridge. We continue to closely the river gauges in conjunction with the NWS and County and local OEM’s in the area. Local … Continue reading

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED, NJ STATE OFFICES CLOSED 1/3/14

Governor Chris Christie Declares State of Emergency In Preparation For Winter Storm Governor Authorizes Friday Closure Of State Offices for All Non-Essential Workers For Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Michael Drewniak Thursday, January 2, 2014                                                                                 Colin Reed                                                                                                                       609-777-2600   … Continue reading

Latest Storm Briefing from NWS Mt. Holly Forecast Office

The NJOEM has received the following weather briefing from the NWS Mt. Holly Forecast Office.  We are asking you to take the following actions: 1.  Please share widely, also communicate this information to those who are not engaged with social media. 2.  Check on elderly or disabled relatives and friends, or those who are isolated, during … Continue reading

Winter Storm Event: January 2-3, 2014

Below are portions of the Mt. Holly NWS forecast discussion regarding a winter storm expected to impact NJ tomorrow into Friday.  We expect an additional briefing from Mt. Holly NWS later today.  The combined impacts of these hazards – snow, wind, extreme wind chills – rather than just snow totals, continues to be the primary concern.   The full discussion and current forecast … Continue reading