On top of that, the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA), with the assistance of Department of Public Works and Jersey City Incinerator Authority personnel, are clearing catch basins of debris in advance of the expected heavy rains for the next several days.
“If the track continues the way it is now, we’re not going to have any major impact on the Jersey shoreline”, he said during a news conference held around high tide in Sea Isle City. Forecasters say inland flooding is no longer expected.
The system could mean beach erosion – something that’s already been a problem – and flooding of roads along the shore and in flood-prone inland areas.
Christie also urged residents upset that dunes have not yet been built in areas that were devastated by Sandy to confront the holdouts. Most of the next batch of cases involves properties in northern Ocean County, which includes the area Christie called out. Clams, oysters and mussels are filter feeders that can accumulate harmful bacteria carried into waterways from the land by storm water runoff. After days of uncertainty about the path it would take, forecasters now expect it to turn further into the Atlantic Ocean. Although the hurricane’s ultimate path was hard to predict, governors in several states declared a state of emergency – a necessary step in making them potentially eligible for federal disaster relief funding.
As Joaquin is expected to make a shift up north, an east coast landfall has not been discarded and Cifelli said that the possibility of Joaquin moving out to sea and not make an East coast landfall also exists. – Gov. Chris Christie says that the state won’t get as much rain as it initially thought, but that New Jersey’s four southernmost counties are still likely to suffer moderate to major flooding.
“Be ready and prepared to respond to flooding or loss of power”, Christie told residents.