Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer urges caution as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches; State of emergency issued

Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer is urging residents to use caution as tropical storm Isaias approaches.

“Secure loose objects around your home, avoid deep waters and flooded roads, and watch for downed trees and wires,” the Chief said. “Also, avoid any unnecessary travel.”

The storm could bring powerful winds with gusts up to 60 MPH, according to the National Weather Service.

The worst part of the storm is expected to hit the Southern part of New Jersey between 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Governor Murphy has declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

Executive Order No. 174 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the hurricane. Additionally, all state offices (including the MVC) will be closed on August 4th.

“Hurricane Isaias is expected to impact the state with severe weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rainfall,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to stay off the roads.”

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  1. Will this state of emergency also be extended automatically every 30 days for the forseeable future?
    If not, why not? Everyone knows storms can return. There can be more storms in the future. The Govornor must do everything in his power to keep us “safe” forever!
    Yup. The only way for all you dumb people who don’t watch drama TV to stay safe is to put yourselves under a dictatorship.

    Disclaimer: the above comment was reviewed by the Govornor’s task force on diversity for any content that may trigger people of color, disadvantaged youth or anyone else not born into privilege.

  2. I agree with all the comments on Murphy, but why are we throwing sarcasm and grievances in this article and comments.
    Its a possibly serious storm so lets keep the reporting clean.
    It otherwise taints the news site as agenda driven
    while it could be all that much better utilized as a go to place for news and updates
    without someone elses contributing sarcasm.

  3. The commentors complaining about Murphy declaring a state of emergency because if this storm will be the first people who would complain if aid money and state and municipal workers were slowed down when their property or neighborhood was severely damaged by the storm.

    All a state of emergency means is that when a governor declares sane state and federal aid is expedited and regulations are suspended when needed.

  4. Seems like so many people aren’t aware that when a traffic light is not working, the intersection becomes as if it were a 4 Way/All Way Stop Sign!! Chief Mayer, please inform the people of this!

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