Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gov. Christie declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency at a press conference this morning as New Jersey prepares for an impending nor'easter and the threat of Hurricane Joaquin, which may arrive as a tropical storm early next week.

Christie noted that the state's coastal communities, including Cape May County, are most likely to be affected by flooding over the next 48 hours.

Yesterday, the National Weather Service announced the potential for record-breaking tidal flooding on Friday and Saturday. High tide on Friday will occur around noon, then again around midnight, and on Saturday after noon.

"I need all of you to begin to prepare today," said Christie. "We are not quite sure whether this is gonna be a single punch or a double punch. There's no question there's gonna be a single punch."

"We need you to prepare and not panic."

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