Gov. Christie: Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Governor authorizes cabinet to begin preparations for coordinated storm response

Gov. Chris Christie is urging New Jersey residents to prepare in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s expected arrival on the East Coast next week.

"While Sandy’s exact track is still uncertain, New Jersey has the potential to experience a major impact from high winds, heavy rain, flooding and power outages," Christie said in a press release. "Now, ahead of any potential impact of Sandy, is the time for families to ensure they are prepared and are tuned in for the latest path of the storm for our coast. I encourage all of our families to stay informed, get ready, and reach out to those you know who may be isolated, or in need of extra assistance during adverse conditions."

Christie directed cabinet officials to mobilize preparations for a statewide response to the storm, according to the release. The State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 8 a.m. on Friday to coordinate preparations related to the storm.

New Jersey residents can keep track of Hurricane Sandy’s path on the following platforms:

Social Media - Social media and other advanced communications technologies are used by the NJOEM and by emergency managers statewide. "Like" the NJOEM on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, or subscribe to the NJ State Police (NJSP) on Nixle Connect.

NJOEM on FB:   http://facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY

NJOEM on Twitter: @NJOEM2010

NIXLE - New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at nixle.com.

NJ Alert - NJ Alert is a free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJ Office of Emergency Management officials to send email or text messages to cell phones, and other email-enabled devices during an emergency event.  Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to njalert.gov.

Traditional Media – Monitor news media sources like your local Patch site to stay up-to-date on how the storm may impact your area. Sign up for your local Patch newsletter to have breaking news alerts emailed to you.

Bryan October 27, 2012 at 07:46 PM
nice Eileen finally a smart person
Bryan October 27, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Bryan October 27, 2012 at 07:51 PM
mjmjr October 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Cardinal October 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM
LRWAP October 28, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Thoughts and prayers for a safe storm, hopefully it will not be as bad as they say. PLEASE!!!
LRWAP October 28, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Thanks for this helpful information, would have never thought about it all.
Luxstar1 October 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Since power outages are inevitable having a long run time flashlight is a good idea. Lowes has a 65 hour run time flashlight for under $5.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Flashlight-Mod-Increases-Run-Time-36X/?allstep I got mine in store. I also got one at Target. More: http://armageddononline.org/forums/threads/34318-Cheap-long-run-time-flashlights Or go micro solar for under $50.00. http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-For-Dead-Car-Batteries-And-Sealed-Lead-Acid-B/?allstep Emergency Led Lighting Made Ridiculously Simple: http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Led-Lighting-Made-Ridiculously-Simple/?allstep
donald m mason October 29, 2012 at 01:15 PM
i agree with you he will drop the ball. he will put everyone in harms way and not take federal aid. he better not take fed dollars he is one of the republicans that keep eaying we need smaller government. well i say we need smaller governors.
donald m mason October 29, 2012 at 01:18 PM
i think you are correct. but that would use fed dollars and all the republican governors on the east coast keep saying we need smaller gov. well maybe like willard romney said people if you need help just borrow money from your parents ha what a joke he is to. most peoples parents are being taken to the cleaners by the republicans.
Freedomlovin' Merican October 29, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Say what?
Freedomlovin' Merican October 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
"I could be wrong" Ya THINK? Did you stay in a Holiday Inn Express?
Thomas A. Blasi October 29, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I was outside earlier; I looked up at the sky and saw all these little kites flying, only to find out that they were people! Lights blinking, must shut down computer.
Fred M October 29, 2012 at 06:24 PM
You know 100 % dropping bombs would work? Based on what? Or is this just your opinion...
dan wright October 29, 2012 at 06:38 PM
yeah mr grumpass gov crisco was right to the point yesterday once again yelling at nj residents who are just trying to hold on. then saying that all these news reports are only scaring people more. then he said he was going home to watch the jets game. i guess all flights to disneyworld have been cancelled.
Jon October 29, 2012 at 06:39 PM
@BN, Sharp still makes solar panels in the USA. Independent Solar (located locally in Clinton) installs them. http://www.independentsolar.net/ One of my neighbors just put in one of their systems. It looks great, and he was extremely happy with the quality of the work they did. He showed me his meter spinning backwards (and very quickly too!) - that was so cool! Sort of like a little "up yours" directed at JCP&L. But solar isn't a replacement for JCP&L - solar doesn't work at night! For that, you'll need a generator, or a big very set of batteries.
dan wright October 29, 2012 at 06:39 PM
how about romney last week saying that any state getting federal assistance for storms is " immoral". what an a## hole.
Edward P. Campbell October 29, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Mr. Blasi, The energy contained in Sandy, dwarfs any bomb we have be it nuclear or non-nuclear. As a point of reference a typical New Jersey thunderstorm contains the energy of 50 of the type of A-Bombs dropped on Hiroshima. Dropping the biggest conventional bomb we have into this storm to disrupt it, would be like one ant facing a herd of charging of Rhinoceros, and expecting the ant to disrupt the Rhino’s charge. Our largest nuclear bomb won’t do it either, but it would surely scatter a hell of a lot of radioactive material up and down the East Coast! Hunkers in my friends, a large storm is coming!
John Romano October 29, 2012 at 07:22 PM
....so...that said....Sandy is a tool of Obama's to turn the economy around?
Edward P. Campbell October 29, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Mr. Blasi Do you put on a seat belt when you drive? You know odds are you’ll get where you are going without needing it! Do you lock your doors when you leave your house? Odd’s are you don’t need to. Do you carry a spare tire? I, for one, am thankful that Lowe’s, Home Depot, Shoprite….. decided to invest millions of dollars in our area, building and stocking stores with millions of additional dollars in inventory, so if I need a flashlight, batteries or whatever. I can go there with my ten or twenty dollars and get what I need to survive a storm like this!
Yooper November 07, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Another brilliant idea from Mr. Blasi. When will you learn to keep your senseless thoughts to yourself? Do you still believe that Sandy is "greatly overrated"?
frank rizzo November 17, 2012 at 06:00 AM
hey thomas blasi how did all that storm just being media hype all work out for you? the rest of the jersey shore is in the ocean. good thing we listened to you.
Tony D of TR November 17, 2012 at 01:29 PM
@ Thomas Blasi howd that work out for ya? Climate change is real Yep we can all see the damage
Tony D of TR November 17, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Howdya make out?
Tony D of TR November 17, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Thomas you were wrong very wrong
Tony D of TR November 17, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Thomas A. Blasi 12:42 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012 Most individuals reading my words are probably as nervous as a hen on a hot griddle! I still maintain that this mega storm is a lot of hype designated by the media and others to get us to spend money on food, bottled water, toilet paper and generators through fright. The supermarkets and places like Home depot are raking in record profits on our fears. I could be wrong, we will know in less than two days" Thomas you were wrong Thank God romeny didnt win he didnt like fema , 47% of the ppl,women, college kids oh yeah he likes the 1 % and trickle down economics that dont work
Thomas A. Blasi November 30, 2012 at 07:34 PM
So big deal, I called it wrong, can't be right all of the time *(smile)*
Thomas A. Blasi November 30, 2012 at 07:36 PM
No one is more thankful than I that Mitt Romney didn't win the election. I could not imagine him as president especially in these times.
Thomas A. Blasi November 30, 2012 at 07:37 PM
OFF Comment: KIDS EAT FOR FREE: If you are planning to enjoy a quiet brunch; maybe you want to read the paper, or just interact with that someone special then, stay away from any restaurant where you see a sign, “Kids eat for free.” Chances are your meal will be anything but quiet, pleasant or intimate. You will be inundated by screeching, yelling & high pitched, loud voices from kids; not to mention the crying of toddler’s whose parents or grandparents are either deaf or allow their kids to behave like monsters at the cost to the rest of us. Avoid these restaurants like the plague.
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