September 6, 2016 |
Tropical Storm Hermine meandered slowly in the Atlantic more than 300 miles from land on Sunday. It still threatened some storm-surge flooding at the Jersey Shore, but merchants were fuming that forecasts had scared away vacationers, ruining a usually lucrative Labor Day weekend. "They scared everyone away," said Cheryl Venezia of Annette's restaurant in Ventnor. "Even this morning, it's beautiful out, and they're still telling people to go home. " Gov. Christie on Saturday declared a holiday-busting state of emergency for Ocean, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties.
February 9, 2016 |
Two separate winter storms are expected to blow into the Greater Philadelphia area over the next 48 hours, with light snow expected in metro Philadelphia late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Starting Monday between 8 p.m. and midnight, the Philadelphia area can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow, beginning as flurries, with intermittent snow through Tuesday. A slippery and slow commute is expected Tuesday morning. "Expect 2 to 4 inches in the Philly metro area, and 3 to 6 inches along the New Jersey coast," said Steve DiMartino, of NY NJ PA Weather, a forecasting firm.
January 26, 2016 |
STONE HARBOR - Peering out from Nesting, her storm-flooded children's boutique on Third Avenue in this tony Shore town, and experiencing a Sandy déjà vu, only colder, Maggie Day had a message for her governor. "I was in my waders in three feet of water and my friend is saying Gov. Christie is on TV saying it's not that bad," said Day, 39, whose home and shop were damaged from winter storm Jonas, which sent icy flood waters coursing down Stone Harbor's shopping drag during each of three high tides, lifting up and sending heavy flower boxes on a choppy four-block ride past Peace A Pizza.
October 4, 2015 |
MARGATE, N.J. - From two islands away, Gov. Christie again took aim at the Jersey Shore town of Margate over its refusal to allow the state to build dunes on its beaches. "To towns like Margate," the governor said, speaking in Sea Isle City at high tide during Friday's flooding, "you are amongst the most selfish people in the state of New Jersey. " It was the second straight day the governor had lashed out at Margate, which is more typically singled out for its Lucy the Elephant and its bars and restaurants.
December 11, 2014 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The boardwalk looked like a ghost town Tuesday, but except for some high surf, minor street flooding, scattered power outages, and wind gusts that topped out at 55 m.p.h., it appeared like any other chilly, gray December day in this Jersey Shore resort. But barricades had been placed along some low-lying streets, emergency management personnel kept a close watch on the beachfront, and local schools here and in other Shore towns were closed for the day because of "heavy rains, high winds, and tidal flooding.
August 21, 2013 |
Jessica Heather had a bad night. Things had gone wrong for the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel even before it ran aground in Atlantic City in the wee hours Monday. Based on preliminary reports, here is what police and emergency responders said happened after the boat left port in Atlantic City: First, a crew member had to get back to shore because of a medical emergency in his family late Sunday. Then, with the boat on autopilot, the captain reportedly fell asleep. That's when the boat ran aground on a popular beach near Missouri Avenue, about 200 yards from the Pier at Caesars.
July 8, 2013 |
With 60 percent of the Delaware River navigation channel now at or deeper than 45 feet, steamship lines and port officials say the dredging will do two things: Put more cargo on ships currently coming into the ports of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and South Jersey, and allow larger ships from Asia to sail the river when the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2015. It's been 30 years since Congress directed the Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the feasibility of deepening the channel from 40 feet to 45. Since the project began in March 2010, 42 miles of the 102-mile channel from Camden to the Atlantic Ocean have been deepened.
March 22, 2013 |
Richard Lathrop zeros in on North Wildwood to show off a new tool that predicts where the water will go as sea level rises. Looking at high tide, sections of marsh now flood. With a foot of sea-level rise, water laps at a few streets. Two feet, and some neighborhoods flood. Three feet, and portions of the evacuation route are awash - all at high water. No wonder he calls the future view of New Jersey, as envisioned by Rutgers University's new sea-level mapping tool, "disturbing.
March 8, 2013 |
High winds, rain, even thunder and lightning lashed New Jersey's coastal counties Wednesday afternoon as a powerful nor'easter pounded a region still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. A high-wind warning, meaning gusts in excess of 60 m.p.h., had been issued by the National Weather Service, and forecasters were proved correct, as power lines were downed from Monmouth County south through Cape May County, leaving about 50,000 homes and businesses without electricity in the four coastal counties, utility officials said.