Monday, October 29, 2012
High school sports, especially football, may be affected by the storm.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The NJSIAA released the following Monday afternoon: Due to the current storm, multiple New Jersey high school championship events have been rescheduled by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The association has also issued potential schedule revisions, pending when member schools are able to re-open. Those sports in which scheduling revisions are or may be in effect are cross-country, field hockey, football, boys' and girls' soccer, and volleyball. All schedules are subject to further change, based on the storm’s progress. The NJSIAA will continue to be flexible in scheduling, and will always be primarily focused on the safety of its student-athletes, coaches, and fans. Athletic directors at high schools …
Gov. Chris Christie requested the declaration, which allows the state to receive federal aid.
Monday, October 29, 2012
President Barack Obama issued an emergency declaration for New Jersey, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make federal aid available to the state before Hurricane Sandy's arrival. On Sunday, Gov. Chris Christie formally requested the president declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency, according to a press release issued by the agency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding. "This assistance will enhance the State's capability to respond quickly and put assets into place where they are needed to help New…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Do you know what to do when the power goes out? How to reach PSE&G or Atlantic City Electric? Check out our tips.
Oh great, the power just went out—now what? With Hurricane Sandy coming, the power could go out at any time. Make sure your loved ones and property are protected with these tips. We suggest printing out this list so you can access it during an outage. It's also probably a good idea to program the PSE&G or Atlantic City Electric outage line into your phones. And click on the PDF, above, for Gloucester County's hurricane survival guide. Do you see storm damage around town? Did you get a picture? Send West Deptford Patch reports, tips and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow all of West Deptford Patch's coverage of Hurricane Sandy, aka the "Frankenstorm."
Residents in flood-prone areas will be asked to evacuate.
Click on the PDF, above, to read West Deptford Office of Emergency Management's notice to residents about Hurricane Sandy preparations. Follow all of West Deptford Patch's coverage of Hurricane Sandy. Want to get up to the minute info? Sign up for our breaking news alerts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The massive, slow-moving storm will likely hit New Jersey Monday evening in earnest, although it may not be hurricane by then.
Hurricane Sandy is still packing 75 mph winds as a Category 1 storm on Sunday morning. The massive storm was located 395 miles east of Charleston, SC, at 5 a.m. Oct. 28 and was traveling northeast at 13 mph over the open water of the Atlantic Ocean parallel to the East Coast. Forecasters still expect the system to take a sharp left turn early on Monday morning and approach the New Jersey coastline by Monday night as a large and powerful storm with winds of near-hurricane force (74 mph). At that point, Sandy is not expected to be categorized as a hurricane, despite her widespread and powerful effects. Follow Sandy's path as it heads toward South Jersey with this interactive map. The National Weather Service predicts a storm surge of 4 to 8 …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The already-deadly storm is forcing closings in and around West Deptford. Here's an ongoing list.
Do you know of a cancellation or closing we missed? Tell us in the comments or email the details to email@example.com West Deptford schools - West Deptford public schools are closed Monday and Tuesday. A decision on whether to open Wednesday will be made Tuesday evening. - Gloucester County Special Services School District is closed Monday and Tuesday. - Gloucester County Christian School is closed Monday and Tuesday. Trick-or-treating - Trick-or-treating in West Deptford and Woodbury is moved to Saturday, Nov. 3. Government offices and services - West Deptford Township Municipal Building will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. Essential personnel are still required to report to work. - Trash collection will take place Monday, Oct. 30…
Governor issues state of emergency in advance of storm, says state well-prepared after past severe weather events.
Gov. Chris Christie has a message for New Jersey residents doubting the severity of the Hurricane Sandy forecast: prepare for the worst. The governor declared a weather-related state of emergency before holding a press conference in front of the East Keansburg Fire Company in North Middletown on Saturday morning. “We should not assume the predictions should be wrong,” Christie said “When the storm comes, if it’s as bad as they're predicting it will be, you’re going to wish you weren’t as cynical as you might have otherwise been. I’m not trying to be an alarmist here. I want everybody to be ready. I want your families to be safe and I want us to be able to do our jobs the right way.” Christie ordered the mandatory evacuation of Barrier …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Gloucester County's preparations for Hurricane Sandy include sandbags and preparing West Deptford High School as an emergency shelter.
Gloucester County submitted the following release: Gloucester County has implemented preparation for Hurricane Sandy, anticipated to make landfall on Tuesday morning. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said that Gloucester County has deployed the sandbag machine to Greenwich Township this morning to preposition it for use along the Delaware River. Sandbagging operations have already begun with 1000 sandbags being filled now and placed tomorrow in Greenwich Township. The county is also coordinating with Greenwich for emergency pumps at Floodgate Road. The county engineer has requested that dam owners begin lowering their respective lakes in anticipation of heavy rainfall. The American Red Cross is preparing for shelter operations at West…
Already deadly, Hurricane Sandy could be the worst storm to hit the Northeast U.S. in 100 years, experts say.
Weather, government and media folks have dubbed Hurricane Sandy a “Frankenstorm” due to the convergence of extreme weather factors. Forecasters began buzzing days ago, when one of the world's three top computer-model weather simulations showed Sandy getting mixed up with a storm from the Midwest, a high-pressure system out of Greenland and a dip in the jet stream—turning it into a combination cyclone/nor'easter and pushing it toward land. As Andrew Freedman, of Climate Central wrote Monday, "Think if a hurricane and nor'easter mated, possibly spawning a very rare and powerful hybrid storm, slamming into the Boston-to-Washington corridor early next week, with rain, inland snow, damaging winds and potential storm surge flooding." But …