SITUATION REPORT # 3
NEW JERSEY STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
October 27, 2012, 0800 Hours
A. CURRENT SYNOPSIS:
The NJ ROIC and NJOEM are currently monitoring Hurricane Sandy currently characterized as a Category 1 Hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. NJ ROIC operational level is currently at a Level 3 as of 1330 hrs October 26, 2012. NJOEM personnel are currently staffing the SEOC. NJOEM will provide situational awareness reports to the State, County, Local and allied agencies throughout the event. ESF leads and allied agencies have been contacted and have begun hurricane preparedness actions as per the respective plans. Updates will follow.
No incidents to report at this time.
Dry and Clear
C. RESOURCES DEPLOYED/REQUESTED
No resources have been requested to be deployed at this time.
ESF leads and allied agencies have been contacted and have begun hurricane preparedness actions as per their perspective plans. FEMA, USCG, NJDEP, NJ DHS, and Civil Air Patrol are currently staffing the SEOC.
County OEM Coordinators have been contacted and have begun hurricane preparedness actions as per the perspective plans. Atlantic County and Cape May County initiated voluntary evacuation of barrier islands as of October 27, 2012.
The following Counties have declared states of emergency:
Atlantic County: October 27, 2012 – 0600
Salem County: October 26, 2012 – 1400
E. WEATHER FORECAST
It will affect the mid-Atlantic region late this weekend into early next week. Sandy will bring the following dangers to our area:
• Strong damaging sustained winds up to or exceeding hurricane strength (74 mph) over a prolonged period of time (24 to 48 hours). Gusts will be higher.
• Extremely heavy rainfall.
• Major flooding along streams and rivers.
• Major coastal flooding maybe compounded by the full moon on October 29.
• The eventual track of this storm will determine the area which is impacted.
Sandy could still track a little further to our north, or a little further to our south, New Jersey will be feeling her effects one way or the other starting late this weekend (Sunday), continuing into Tuesday of next week.
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management