NJ Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Deadly Snowstorm
Posted by feww on February 13, 2014
EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATIC EVENTS
STATES OF EMERGENCY
DEADLY ICE & SNOWSTORM
Tomorrow does not look like a good day in New Jersey —Gov Christie
Gov. Christie has declared a state of emergency and closed state offices in New Jersey as a deadly snowstorm moves up U.S. East Coast
“This winter storm is expected to arrive tonight and last through early Friday morning, and the heavy snow will create hazardous travel conditions across the state,” said Christie. “I encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully and remain off the roads if possible …”
Forecasters said the storm could dump more than a foot of snow on some parts of the state.
“Tomorrow does not look like a good day in New Jersey,” said Christie.
The latest declaration is Christie’s fourth state of emergency proclamation due to snow so far this year.
Latest Weather Forecast by NWS
Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow and Ice from the Southeast to New England on Thursday
A strengthening area of low pressure will move up the East Coast on Thursday bringing with it significant winter weather from the Southeast to New England. Ice Storm Warnings and/or Winter Storm Warnings are currently in effect for several states. In these areas, road conditions will be dangerous.
Temperatures are forecast to plunge by as much as 20 degrees below average over the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic.
U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap) for Thursday, February 13, 2014. Issued at 2:56UTC. Source: NWS. UPDATE
States of Emergency Declared for 8 Additional States
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland have already declared States of Emergency due to the severe ice storm. More states are expected to follow suit.
Thousands of schools and government offices were ordered closed along the storm path from Texas to North Carolina.
“This is not the storm we had two weeks ago, where we were playing in the snow and building snowmen. This is an ice storm,” said Gov Haley, as she declared a State of Emergency for South Carolina.
Flight Cancellations and Delays
Thousands of flight have been canceled or delayed since Tuesday and the trend is expected to continue through weekend.
Federal Emergency Disaster Declared for the State of Georgia
The White House has declared a federal emergency in the State of Georgia resulting from a severe winter storm beginning on February 10, 2014, and continuing.
The emergency disaster declaration will provide federal disaster relief to “lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe” in the counties of Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, Murray, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walker, Walton, White, Whitfield, and Wilkes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended on Wednesday the regional States of Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions & Permits for transporting propane throughout the United States.
A total of at least 38 states and District of Columbia are currently impacted by shortages of propane and other heating fuels.
States covered by the emergency declarations include:
- Western Service Center: North Dakota and South Dakota
- Southern Service Center: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee
- Eastern Service Center: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia
- Midwestern Service Center: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin
Colorado Governor Issued Emergency Declaration to Authorize Temporary Exception to Hours of Service Regulations for CMVs Used for Propane Transport on February 7, 2014.
- Virginia Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Deadly Storm February 12, 2014
- Deadly Ice and Snow Blanket U.S. South February 12, 2014
- States of Emergency Declared in 4 States February 11, 2014
- States of Emergency Declared in New York, Pennsylvania February 6, 2014
- Disaster Emergency Declared in Multiple States February 5, 2014
- State of Disaster Emergency Declared in Kansas February 5, 2014
- State of Emergency Declared in New Jersey February 4, 2014
Energy Emergency Links
- Never Mind the Salt, Propane Shortage Biting Hard February 6, 2014
- Deadly Winter Storm Prompts States of Emergency in Georgia, Carolinas January 29, 2014
- States of Emergency Declared in Alabama, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi … January 28, 2014
- Wisconsin Declares State of Emergency over Extreme Cold, Fuel Shortage January 26, 2014
- Louisiana Declares 2nd State of Emergency due to Dangerous Cold January 25, 2014
- State of Emergency Declared for Louisiana January 24, 2014
- Energy Emergency Declared for Alabama January 24, 2014
- Tennessee Declares Statewide Energy Emergency January 22, 2014
- Ohio Declares Statewide Energy Emergency January 20, 2014
- State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma due to Propane Shortage January 8, 2014