State of Emergency: New Jersey, W Virginia, Maine
US air traffic affected due to major nor’easter storm
April 16, 2007
Three states, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maine have declared a State of Emergency due to a major storm impacting the Northeast. The storm is expected to bring significant snow, heavy rain and strong winds. Emergency responders are on full alert for the powerful storm.
News reports state that nearly 300,000 people are without power across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachussets as of Monday morning. New York’s Central Park got 7.81 inches of rain between Sunday and Monday, a new record rainfall. More flooding is expected from what is being called a “fierce nor’easter.” Flights were delayed at the New York area’s major airports on Monday due to strong wind gusts. Dozens of flights have been cancelled.
The Governor of New Jersey urged residents to refrain from non-essential travel. There are multiple road closures and travelers can expect significant delays. If people must travel, authorities advise allowing plenty of time to get to their destination. Residents are also advised to check news reports on radio and TV frequently for further information. A listing of closed roads can be found at www.nj.gov.
In Maine, the Governor signed a Declaration of Emergency Sunday evening in anticipation of a major storm that is expected to affect the State through at least Monday night. The state of emergency began at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 16. Authorities are concerned about heavy snow, high winds and intense rain, saying they “are preparing for what could be a significant event.” Coastal residents were urged to evacuate in parts of Maine in preparation for the storm.
Some of this information sourced from NewsEmergency.com
Weather Status Emergencymail.org weather data
National Weather Service, www.weather.gov