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Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency in response to Tropical Storm Ida, state offices delayed opening

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida.

Executive Order No. 259 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 storm.

“Tropical Storm Ida is severely impacting all areas of our state,” Murphy said. “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.”

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.

Due to Tropical Storm Ida, New Jersey state offices will be CLOSED on September 2, 2021 due to inclement weather conditions. Personnel who are not designated as weather essential on the employee attendance plan should not report to work for their normal shift. All staff who have been working remotely should continue to do so pursuant to their current COVID-19 work daily schedule.

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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