state of emergency
New York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Fire Island, as Suffolk County has declared a state of emergency.
The State of Connecticut has declared a state of emergency as the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm” approaches.
A state of emergency has been declared in Freehold Township as thousands of utility customers in Central Jersey remained without power late on Sunday morning after a series of severe storms moved through the region.
“Everything is cleaned out. I never expected to see this many people in here,” one shopper in Waretown said. “I came to pick up a couple things and just got all wrapped up in the hype I guess.”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received an unusually warm reception at a town hall meeting Wednesday — warm enough to make him blush.
Acting Governor and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney said state offices will reopen at their regular time Tuesday morning.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is filling in while Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are out of state, issued the order Sunday night.