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New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit Jersey Shore Flyover

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Atlantic City NJ, the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit and Office of Emergency Management conducted a flyover with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette was on hand to survey any damage that may have been caused by the remnants of tropical storms our coastline has experienced during this hurricane season. It was also an opportunity to look forward to what the winter season may look like for the Jersey Shore.

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Ruoning Yin Wins the 2023 KMPG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club

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photo courtesy of New Jersey State Police, New Jersey State Police standing with winner Ruoning Yin

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Springfield NJ, this past week New Jersey State Police and the Office of Emergency Management were on the ground for the 2023 KMPG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. Troops made sure everything ran smoothly.

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Sea Girt Polar Bear Plunge

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Sea Girt NJ, you are not going to believe this  Did someone say it’s cold outside? That did not stop these brave souls from participating in the February 4th , Sea Girt Polar Bear Plunge. NJSP Pipes and Drums, Mounted Unit, Office of Emergency Management, Marine Services Unit and Aviation Unit all joined in for some fun in the sun. This year’s Polar Bear Plunge honored New Jersey State Police Sgt. Juan Fajardo, who died November 9, 2021. $40,000 was raised to help LIFT Fund for Veterans at Coastal Habitat for Humanity.

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Body Removed from Hard Castle Pond in New Milford

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New Milford NJ, at 7:15pm the New Milford Police Department responded to a 911 call of a male party who went swimming in Hard Castle Pond and did not resurface . The pond is located near Dorchester lane . Officers who responded to the scene were unable to locate the party . The New Milford Fire department and the Office of Emergency Management along with water search teams from Bergen County office of Emergency management and fire departments from surrounding jurisdictions .

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Ridgewood Emergency Services well Prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias

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Ridgewood NJ, Tropical Storm Isaias was no challenge to the Volunteers of Ridgewood Emergency Services. With all Emergency Services trucks well prepared, ready and staffed with volunteers, the Ridgewood
Emergency Services units responded to over 100 requests for service during the fast-moving storm.  In advance of the Isaias, the volunteers had to well prepared at their own homes prior to heading to
headquarters for storm duty. While at headquarters they made sure that all equipment was ready to mitigate the hazards that comes with a tropical storm.

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5 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus at Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, Mayor Ramon Hache has confirmed we have 5 confirmed cases of Coronavirus at Valley Hospital. Two of them are Ridgewood residents. While the confirmation of these cases is of great concern, this is not the time to panic. This is the time to work together to contain and prevent the spread of the virus. I urge you to please exercise appropriate social distancing measures. It is the most effective thing you can do to avoid being infected or infecting others. Please continue to adhere to the recommendations of the CDC with regard to washing hands, disinfecting surfaces, and avoiding large gatherings. Common sense is still the best defense. We are continually working with Health Officials and the Office of Emergency Management. As you can appreciate, this is a constantly evolving situation and we will do everything possible to provide you with the most up to date information

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Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan Advise New Jerseyans to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

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Trenton NJ, Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan today advised New Jerseyans to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence. The Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the conditions of the hurricane and are working with counties to address any storm related needs.

No , no proposals for a “Hurricane Tax ” ,… yet , but  Governor Murphy wants you to be prepared .

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Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

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March 7,2018

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency at 8 p.m. on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow’s anticipated nor’easter, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 14 declares the state emergency across all 21 counties in the state, and allows for the extension of resources into other parts of the state as the storm continues to impact New Jersey.

“Following last weekend’s nor’easter and with another destructive winter storm approaching, I am declaring a state of emergency across all 21 counties in the State,” Governor Murphy said. “We are taking every precaution necessary and will continue to monitor and assess the storm throughout the night to ensure all residents are safe and secure.”

The impending storm is expected to produce as many as 4 to 13 inches of snow beginning Tuesday evening and lasting until late Wednesday night. Winds are expected to reach 30 mph causing power outages throughout the State. Roughly 41,000 households remain without power from last weekend’s storm.

In preparation for the winter storm, the New Jersey State Police has activated the State Emergency Operations Center for round-the-clock operations. This activation pulls together multiple departments to ensure the situation is constantly being monitored and assessed from critical angles.

Additionally, the Department of Transportation is prepared to activate more than 2,500 pieces of snow-clearing equipment, including plows, spreaders, and loaders, and the New Jersey National Guard is prepared to respond to requests for assistance from the Office of Emergency Management, and will be positioning vehicles at select armories.