Millions without power in NJ due to Superstorm Sandy damage

Hurricane Sandy sure did a number on our power grid.

Many downed power wires around town – and PSE&G is still a ways out from helping us in Hoboken.

Over 1.2 million customers in North Jersey, and over 100,000 in Hudson County have lost power.

It’s recommended to avoid ANY flooded areas completely – as you run the risk of encountering energized water from power lines you might not see (i.e., around the corner).

NJ in total has over 2 million without power, and around 7.5 million in the tri-state area.

It’s going to be a rough couple weeks for many!

Hurricane Sandy: NJ Gov. Christie declares State of Emergency

Anticipating severe weather conditions including high winds, rain, coastal, stream and river flooding, and the storm’s potential to threaten the public’s health and safety, Governor Chris Christie today declared a state of emergency throughout the state as a result of severe weather conditions anticipated from Hurricane Sandy. In addition to taking this preemptory step to mobilize government in preparation for the storm, Governor Christie urged New Jersey residents to be vigilant in monitoring conditions of the storm, its effect on their communities, and in making preparations for themselves and their families.

“As we move towards what is an increasingly likelihood of seeing Sandy make landfall in New Jersey, I am urging all New Jerseyans to take every possible and reasonable precaution to ready themselves for the storm’s potential impact. That means having an emergency action plan for their families and other loved ones who may require assistance, and avoiding unnecessary risks in the severe weather, including staying off of the roads,” said Governor Christie. “At the state level, we are taking immediate steps to prepare for the storm’s impact and ensure that state, local and county governments have the tools they need to manage and respond in a coordinated way. With this, government at every level can respond more effectively to conditions on the ground, activate emergency operations plans, and ensure that resources are being marshaled to assist and protect the public through this storm.”

The declaration activates elements of the State Emergency Operations Plan, broadening powers of the New Jersey State Police including traffic control, limiting access and egress from impacted areas and issuing evacuation orders if needed.

As provided by the declaration, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management will be authorized to mobilize and deploy resources beginning immediately to respond to the storm conditions, including resources of the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Transportation, in coordination with county and municipal emergency management officials in impacted areas throughout the state.

Hurricane Sandy – How will it impact Hoboken, NJ?

10/25/2012 Update:

Here are the latest forecast maps for Hurricane Sandy.

If it does strike our area head on – I wonder what the worst part will be… the obvious flooding – or the wind. Either way, I hope they’re wrong and it doesn’t happen at all. But best bet is to be prepared – and don’t forget about your the needs of your pets too.

Hurricane Sandy hitting NJ: Hype or Hot Air?

10/24/2012:

Here’s the usual Hoboken411 placeholder for any potentially severe weather event that could affect Hoboken and the rest of the viewing area.

Hurricane Sandy is gearing up down in the Caribbean right now – and computer models are mixed about where it will eventually go.

Some models indicate that this storm (which would likely be downgraded) has a chance to hit the Jersey shore and have some kind of impact here. While other models take the storm out to sea – with little to no impact.

Stay tuned!

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