Joaquin Elevated to Hurricane, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Sends Alert

The following is a message from New Jersey Office of Emergency Management:

A front is passing New Jersey and we will continue to have rainy conditions over the next few days as it moves slowly offshore. Rip current, small craft and gale advisories are posted for today. All eyes are on Hurricane Joaquin, which presently is impacting the Bahamas. The forecast track and intensity for Joaquin is still very uncertain at this time, therefore potential impacts are unknown.

We have an elevated risk of rip currents along the coast, and the week’s rain may result in localized flooding in areas of poor drainage. The forecast track and intensity of Joaquin is uncertain. We will continue to monitor its progress and encourage interests in New Jersey to review storm preparedness plans in the event we see heavy surf, surge, rain and/or winds next week.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

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