NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Monday declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency beginning on Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00 a.m., ahead of Isaias. Executive Order No. 174 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the hurricane.
Additionally, all state offices will be closed and non-essential government personnel should not report to work for their normal shift on August 4. Essential employees should report on schedule, Murphy said.
“Isaias is expected to impact the state with severe weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rainfall. The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to stay off the roads,” Murphy said
The Governor said do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary but if you must drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination.
The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information. Residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.
UPDATE: I am declaring a STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
☑Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
☑If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination pic.twitter.com/mMDUJsPhal
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 4, 2020