Gov. Chris Christie has signed a declaration of a state of emergency in order to mobilize the National Guard in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Christie said this will allow the National Guard to begin working across the state to prepare for the storm. State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said the eye of the storm could pass over Cape May.
To anyone planning to go to the Shore this weekend, Christie said, “Do not go.” Read more in Star Ledger.