CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION MONITORING SEVERE WEATHER EVENT

Christie Administration Monitoring Severe   Weather Event

NJ   Office of Emergency Management Activates State Emergency Operations Center to   Closely Watch Conditions that Will Impact the Garden State Tomorrow   and Friday

 

WEST TRENTON N.J. –    The NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) is monitoring a low pressure   and severe storm system, which is expected to impact the state tomorrow   and Friday, bringing with it heavy rain, high winds in some areas, and   potential flooding.  The State Emergency Operations Center will   activate at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow and remain open as long as conditions   dictate.

 

“This is a complex storm,   and a complex forecast due to the amount of rain we’ve recently   experienced,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, State Police Superintendent and Director   of the NJ Office of Emergency Management. “We are closely monitoring the   situation with our partners from the National Weather Service and the County   Offices of Emergency Management. Be especially careful if you are on the   road. We also remind drivers not to drive through ponded or standing water,   on roads impacted by heavy rain. Those who live in river communities should   be aware of the potential for flooding, and follow instructions if given by   local emergency officials.”

 

The NJOEM offers a number of ways   to maintain situational awareness about severe weather events.  Visit   the NJOEM website for an extensive list of resources for obtaining   information about emergencies:   http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/staying_informed.html

 

New Jersey residents should also   stay connected with their county OEMs via social media and county emergency   alerting systems.   Links to County OEM social media pages and   alert systems can be found at: http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html

 

For information about severe   weather preparedness, visit:   www.ready.nj.gov.

 

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