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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 areas and ALWAYS obey traffic barriers. • Snakes and other…
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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 new, state-of-the-art facility, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Following…
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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 protect against future disasters. “Alleviating the suffering and damage which…
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Sovereign Citizen Extremist Arrested After Fraudulent Liens Filed Against Public Officials

file photo  TRENTON, NJ: – Director Jared Maples, of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), along with Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, announced that an Essex County man has been arrested for allegedly submitting two Uniform Commercial Code filings, which placed liens on the properties of four public officials in Irvington, , totaling over $ million. Courtney Alexander, 39, of Irvington was arrested Wednesday, May 23, in Irvington by NJOHSP detectives after having been indicted on two counts…
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New Summer Initiative to Keep Shore Communities Protected

Trenton, NJ -  With the unofficial start of summer less than a week away, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) has announced a new summer initiative designed to keep New Jersey’s residents safe this season. NJOHSP’s “Secure the Shore” Initiative is a specialized subsection of the State’s larger, year-round “See Something, Say Something” campaign that encourages the reporting of suspicious activity. Through suspicious activity awareness, reporting, and information-sharing, critical infrastructure owners and operators, law enforcement, and…
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Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Trenton, NJ:  – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 6, 2018 has been lifted. New Jersey residents can resume normal activity but are still directed to use caution when navigating roads, especially due to ongoing inclement weather and continued snow melting. State offices will operate on a normal schedule. Text of Executive Order 15 is below. --------   State of New Jersey Executive Order #15 Governor Philip D. Murphy   WHEREAS, Executive Order No.…
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Governor Phil Murphy Directs BPU Investigation Into Storm Response

Trenton – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has directed the Board of Public Utilities to complete an assessment and investigation of how state utility companies responded to the twin winter storms that struck New Jersey in early March, leaving hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power. “My office has instructed President Fiordaliso and the BPU to conduct a full investigation into the responses to the storm,” Governor Murphy said. “We are going to examine what went wrong,…
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