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30 deaths now reported in NJ due to Tropical Storm Ida

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Monday provided an update on preliminary fatalities and New Jerseyans who have been reported missing as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.

“I am deeply saddened to report one additional fatality, bringing our total to 30 New Jerseyans who have lost their lives to this storm,” Murphy said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with every family and community mourning a loved one and of those who remain missing.”

The fatality reported Monday is the result of injuries sustained during Tropical Storm Ida. The individual passed away at the hospital and was not one of those previously reported missing.

Preliminary Fatalities Data by County: 

COUNTY  FATALITIES 
BERGEN 1
ESSEX 5
HUDSON 1
HUNTERDON 6
MERCER 2
MIDDLESEX 3
PASSAIC 1
SOMERSET 6
UNION 5
Total 30

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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