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Hunterdon County gives a helping hand to Warren County following devastating storm damage

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County Commissioner John Lanza along with the County Director of Buildings and Maintenance Justin Tibbets and his staff helped to deliver emergency supplies on July 18 to the Warren County Public Works Headquarters.

Large pallets of bottled water, shovels and brooms, paper towels, and trash bags were some of the items Hunterdon County donated to be shared amongst residents in need.

Personnel and equipment from the Hunterdon County Department of Public Works is also being lent to Warren County to aid in the opening of roadways for emergency responders.

“Hunterdon County is pleased to assist residents of Warren County, in their ongoing recovery from the devastation and flooding that occurred last week. In addition to the supplies delivered today, the Department of Public Works in conjunction with Public Safety, is working to fulfill a resource request for road closure signs and traffic barrels,” Lanza said.

Recent weekend storms caused significant tree and property damage, along with severe flooding and road damage, primarily in Oxford Township, Belvidere, and White Township in Warren County.

Flood waters from a creek that sits atop a hill is to blame for a mudslide that engulfed Routes 623, 624, 647 and all of Route 636 in Warren County. Dirt, stones, and down trees have closed a portion of Route 46 in Warren County until further notice. Most of the state is still under a state of emergency.

Commissioner Lanza continued, “Much like Hunterdon County’s recovery from Tropical Storm Ida, Warren County is in for a long-term recovery given the extensive and widespread damage to infrastructure, residences, and area businesses. The Department of Public Safety will continue to work to field resource requests as they come in,” Lanza said.

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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