N.J. Gov. Christie declares State of Emergency
N.J. Gov. Christie declares state of emergency for flood-prone areas as new storm nears
Published: Wednesday, March 09, 2011, 8:19 PM
TRENTON From Trenton to Little Falls, government officials and emergency management workers are putting out alerts and getting equipment in place for potential flooding from the latest rain storm that is converging on the Garden State. Among the actions:
Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency today and called on the National Guard to help out in areas at risk of flooding.
In Little Falls, the Office of Emergency Management distributed sandbags and evacuation information to residents living near the Passaic River .
In Woodbridge , the mayor's office sent out alerts asking homeowners and business owners on flood-prone streets to move their cars to higher ground.
In Lincoln Park and Pequannock, emergency officials are getting fire boats ready for possible rescues.