Christie Declares State of Emergency for New Jersey With 'Titan' Bearing Down

With Winter Storm Titan expected to arrive in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency.

The declaration authorized the state director of emergency management to coordinate all preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies.

Christie also announced the closing of state offices on Monday, March 3rd for all non-essential employees.

“This winter storm is expected to arrive tonight and last through Monday, bringing heavy snow and creating hazardous travel conditions throughout the state,” said Governor Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary actions, and my Administration will monitor conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible so that our first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to any emergency situations.”

The storm is expected to continue through Monday, bringing heavy snow, freezing temperatures and mixed precipitation, as well as dangerous and icy conditions that will affect travel throughout the state for several days. A potential mixture of fallen trees, power outages and flooding is anticipated.

educatedsmallbizowner March 25, 2014 at 04:47 AM
I am trying to figure out what a state of emergency really is and how much xtra it costs my business in taxes. Do state workers not have to go to work and still get paid or not have to use there already bloated benefits? I agree with "ME". With all the technology and satellites that can see and analyze the pimple on my bumm as I sleep in my home you would think we would not have to call a whole state of emergency.


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