The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) announced Monday that Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are closing in Bergen, Cumberland, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Union counties.
Recovery officials also announced that all other centers – those in Atlantic, Burlington, Essex, Gloucester, Passaic, and Middlesex counties – will no longer be open on Saturdays, starting the week of Oct. 31.
Hours at the DRCs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline to file for disaster assistance in New Jersey is now Nov. 30.
The weather should improve this week, compared to the heavy rain South Jersey got over the weekend. The National Weather Service says that Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday should be mostly sunny, with typical fall temperatures. Tuesday is likely to bring some rain, but not to the levels seen this past weekend. High temperatures will be in the mid 50′s, with lows in the mid 40′s.
The Middle Township Committee candidates debated during In Depth with Denis Brown on Fun 106.7 on Sunday. Democrat Bill Sturm, Republican Tim Donohue, and Independent Steve Russell all took part. Donohue pushed his agenda of getting to a zero based budget for next year. Russell talked about fairness, for how township residents are served and how assessments are rolled out. Sturm also discussed assessment values and said he is against privatization efforts. Highlights from the debate can be heard throughout the news on Monday.
The sale of liquor is now permitted within 100 feet of the boardwalk in Wildwood. Commissioner Pete Bryon told In Depth with Denis Brown on Fun 106.7 on Sunday that the commission voted to strike one portion of an ordinance that kept an establishment from having a liquor license there. The city began to allow liquor sales on the boardwalk last year. Byron said some businesses were interested in making an investment near the street ends at the boardwalk, but this part of the ordinance had kept them from doing this.
A fire broke out on Saturday night in North Wildwood. An investigation is on-going into the incident that took place on the 300 block of 17th Ave. Fire officials say the call in around 10:30 p.m. No further details were released on the incident at this time.
Cape May County Freeholder Director Daniel Beyel is pleased to announce the arrival of another giraffe at the Cape May County Zoo. Joanie, a 5 year-old female Baringo Giraffe, is here on a breeding loan from the Bronx Zoo. Earlier this year, the zoo welcomed Sterling, a 15 year-old male Reticulated Giraffe, also here on a breeding loan.
Baringo is a sub species of Giraffe with a spot pattern a little different than the Reticulated Giraffe. Both species have been breeding together at zoos for some time.
Joanie joins the giraffe collection residing in the African Savanna at the zoo which consists of Sterling and two females, June and Aziza, both 17 years-old.
Cape May County Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton is pleased to announce that Veterans’ Day Services will be held at the Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery on Friday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
Freeholder Gerald M. Thornton and other state and local elected officials are slated to speak at the ceremony honoring Cape May County Veterans. Additionally, the program will include the USCG Ceremonial Detail TRACEN and various veterans’ organizations will present wreaths.
The Cape May County Veterans’ Cemetery is located at 129 Crest Haven Road, Cape May Court House, NJ. For additional information, please call 886-2762.
A warrant has been issued for an Absecon man, who was allegedly the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident in August in Egg Harbor Township. An arrest warrant has been issued for Victor Hernandez-Salgado, for second-degree vehicular homicide, second-degree assault by auto, and third-degree endangering an injured victim from an Aug. 7 incident. Police say they have been unable to locate Hernandez-Salgado and are currently looking for him at this time.
The nor’easter storm caused power outages, including for Gov. Chris Christie. Over 500,000 lost power as a result of the snow, rain, and wind from Saturday. Cape May County made out with mostly rain and high wind gusts. A statewide state of emergency was declared by Christie. Over 80 roads in the state were at least partially closed from the storm. f
Week-to-week is getting hard to predict gas prices. The latest survey by AAA Mid-Atlantic is that prices are at $3.28 per gallon, compared to $3.34 a week ago. This news is positive for motorists, and comes after a couple of weeks where prices increased. However, crude oil prices have gone up in the past week, which typically means gas prices will be up soon too.