New Jersey Flees Into a State Of Emergency.
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On Tuesday, the Governor of New Jersey made a very important decision. New Jersey was brought into a state of emergency as the threat of hurricane Isaias grew nearer.
At first, there was little fear in regards to the tropical storm; however, after the hurricane managed to sweep through North Carolina and continue to travel up-coast leaving a path of destruction, fear emerged. Governor Phil Murphy encouraged motorcyclists to avoid travel, as the heavy rains and high winds that hurricane Isaias promised could easily become a deadly threat. The winds, estimated to be between 45 and 55 mph, may also become problem for trees in power lines.
Offices and nonessential state government workers were sent home as Murphy struggled lead as many citizens to safety as possible. Residents are also asked to park higher-up if given the chance, as the possibility of flooding throughout New Jersey grew more and more realistic. The National Weather Service has even taken this far enough to announce an official tornado watch for “the entire state.”
Now all that's left is for individuals to scrabble to take down temporarily structures such as buildings in the making, traffic cones as well as movable signs, and even tents, chairs, and tables set out for outdoor dining in light of the coronavirus as they could add to the dangers of the storm.
How much damage do you think hurricane Isaias will bring to New Jersey? Do you remember the last time a hurricane like this has hit the state?