Governor Chris Christie is currently conducting a press conference in North Middletown to prepare citizens for the approach of Hurricane Sandy the so-called “Frankenstorm.”
Of note? The Guv has officially declared a state of emergency; this release was issued immediately ahead of his presser:
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.”
We’ve posted a list of online resources, courtesy of the Administration, right here on the blog. I’ll also do my darnedest to use Save Jersey as an outlet for breaking storm information throughout this weather event (power permitting).
According to the Nation Hurricane Center, Sandy should be here sometime Monday or Tuesday; Shore areas will naturally begin to feel the effects earlier.