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NJ Deploys Troops to Earthquake Destroyed Puerto Rico

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov. reports Governor Murphy Authorizes Second Deployment of Troopers to Puerto Rico. TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced today that he has authorized a second contingent of New Jersey State Troopers to be deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with on-going recovery efforts in the aftermath of several earthquakes that have devastated the island.“Just over a week ago, a group of…
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Governor Murphy Lifts Flood State of Emergency in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties

NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS - TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency issued on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties has been lifted as of noon on Monday, June 24, 2019.  WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 70 (2019), declaring a State of Emergency, was issued on June 20, 2019, because of severe weather conditions, including heavy rains and flooding, that occurred…
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Historic Disasters: 8 Dead at Great Adventure Haunted Castle Fire

Jackson, NJ: 5/11/1984. The Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure was a haunted attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson Township, New Jersey. On May 11, 1984, eight teenage visitors were trapped in this attraction and lost their lives when the structure was destroyed by fire. Six Flags Great Adventure and its parent company Six Flags were indicted for aggravated manslaughter, accused of recklessly causing the…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS 7 Years after Superstorm Sandy, Legislation Signed to Support Impacted Homeowners

Governor’s 300th Bill Signed into Law Extends Foreclosure Protections for an Additional Three Years TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to extend for three years foreclosure protections and mortgage relief programs for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which were originally set to expire on July 1, 2019.   “Superstorm Sandy affected all New Jerseyans, but some of our residents are still suffering the impacts of that terrible storm,” said Governor ;“It…
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Coastal Resiliency Plan Missing Urgency and Action

Trenton, NJ: NJ Sierra Club release – Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner McCabe announced a forthcoming Coastal Resilience Plan from the department. The announcement was made today during the during the Coastal Resilience Summit at Monmouth University. The plan is meant to be “a blueprint for protection of property, lives, infrastructure and natural environments by guiding policies, regulations, resources and funding.” The DEP will be conducting stakeholder outreach over the…
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NJOHSP Pilots Maritime Radiation Detection Operations Course With DHS

CAMDEN, NJ­ — On September 25-27, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) piloted a three-day course from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called Maritime Rad/Nuclear Detection Operations Course (PER 350) aboard the historic Battleship New Jersey in Camden County. Over the years, NJOHSP has developed a successful partnership with the personnel on the Battleship, who provided the classroom portion of the three-day training. The…
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GAS DISASTER – 80 Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

(NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are suffering and with all those affected by this tragedy,” said Joe…
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PSE&G Becomes First Utility to Meet Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards

New Jersey Strong. com NEWS - (Aug. 20, 2018 ─ Newark, ) ─ PSE&G is the first public utility in the United States to obtain SAFETY Act liability protections from the Department of Homeland Security for the deployment of physical security measures that are designed to detect, deter and recover from acts of terrorism. The protections cover the PSEG Holistic Security Model, a customized anti-terrorism program that is designed to…
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Presidential Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks

Washington, DC: from the President of the United States, Donald Trump.  Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States. Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency…
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Attorney General’s Office Charges Four More Individuals With Filing False Applications For Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners have charged four new defendants with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, bringing the total number of defendants charged by the office in these cases to 120 since March 2014. “Any fraud against public assistance programs is deplorable, but these thefts were especially egregious because…
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Disaster Planning – Drug Free Moms Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes. For Parents and Caregivers. In the event of a natural disaster, be prepared for challenges, which may include power outages, unhealthy living spaces, and unsafe water. Always check with local authorities on the…
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Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Flood-Impacted Counties

Directive Will Allow Resources to Be Focused on Hard-Hit Areas of Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean & Passaic   TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order 33, declaring a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties and allowing for the extension of state resources, as necessary and as requested, into communities most directly impacted by flooding as a result of this past weekend’s torrential rains. “There…
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After the Flood – Going Home ? Beware of Toxic Molds.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers the following safety tips regarding flood cleanup. Flood Safety – After The Flood Many areas of the state experienced significant flooding over the past few days. Know how to stay safe after a flood: • Listen to local authorities for information and instructions. • Return home only when authorities say it is safe. • Avoid driving, except in emergencies. NEVER drive through flooded…
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NATIONAL GATEWAY – Superstorm Sandy Coast Guard cuts ribbon on state-of-the-art facility at Station Sandy Hook

NEW YORK – Capt. Tim Heitsch, commander, Coast Guard Base Boston, and Mrs. Linda Papp observe damage to Station Sandy Hook housing, , Nov. 9, 2012. Papp met with members from Station Sandy Hook and toured the unit and housing, which sustained damage from Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco. Atlantic Highlands – Sandy Hook, NJ: Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook unveiled a…
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TRUMP Approves FEMA Major Disaster Declaration for NJ Following March Nor’Easter

TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the March 6 to March 7, 2018 winter storm was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Declaration helps alleviate the financial burden created by the storm by making millions in local disaster response expenditures in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties eligible for federal reimbursement. The Declaration also provides funding for statewide hazard mitigation projects to help…
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