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Ida Death Toll Remains at 27, with Four People Remain Missing

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday provided an update on preliminary fatalities and New Jerseyans who have been reported missing as a result of Tropical Storm Ida.

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Legendary Yankees broadcaster John Sterling Rescued from Flood Waters in Edgewater by Quick Thinking Co-Host Suzyn Waldman and Yankees Spanish broadcaster Rickie Ricardo

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Edgewater NJ, Yankee fans we had a close call, as Tropical Storm Ida blasted  the northeast on Wednesday evening, delivering heavy winds and rainfall to the New York/New Jersey area.

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The Cleanup from IDA Moves forward in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, tropical storm IDA damage  is still being cleaned up in Ridgewood . On Saturday we caught Dave’s Tree Service working a job at 344 highland Avenue. Dave’s Tree Service, LLC  is a Ridgewood based offering complete tree care company. Specializing in tree trimming, stump grinding, removal, bucket and crane services. Dave’s offers 24-hour emergency services, 7 days a week.

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NJ Attorney General Warns Against Price Gouging and Other Disaster-Related Fraud in the Wake of Tropical Storm Ida

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Ridgewood NJ, Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) today alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Governor Murphy’s declaration of a State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Ida.

“New Jerseyans recovering from the after-effects of Hurricane Ida should not be faced with price gouging from those who try to take advantage of tragedy and uncertainty,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “We will do everything we can to combat this unfair and illegal practice.”

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Twp. of Washington Fire Department Chief Gives a Big Thank You to All the First Responders

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photo courtesy of Twp. of Washington NJ, Twp. of Washington Fire Department Chief Kevin Zitko

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Twp. of Washington NJ, Twp. of Washington Fire Department Chief Kevin Zitko gave a big thank you to the members of our volunteer fire department and the Police Department  Dispatchers, Ambulance Corps and DPW.

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Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo : 5 homes, involving 18 residents, were evacuated by boat

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Westwood NJ, Westwood Mayor Ray Arroyo recounts a very busy night in which 5 homes, involving 18 residents, were evacuated by boat : 

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Heavy Rains and Flooding Bring Out Ridgewood Emergency Services Volunteers

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Office of Emergency Management reported that the Village of Ridgewood experienced severe flooding and multiple roads were impassable. Some homes have experienced flooding as a result of the volume of water.
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Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Tropical Storm Ida

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photo by Gerry Clark Glen Rock , Saddle River County Park

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Trenton NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy 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.

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