If you live on the East Coast of the United States, know this: A major winter storm is coming for you.
Almost the entire East Coast is currently under a winter storm watch or warning, meaning snow, sleet, and icy conditions are possible or imminent. Blizzard conditions are expected in many coastal areas in the Mid Atlantic and in New England. It’s the last thing East Coasters are looking forward to after enduring one of the coldest holiday seasons on record.
Today three people have died in weather-related vehicle crashes in North Carolina, and governors are declaring a state of emergency as winter storm Grayson bears down on the Northeastern United States.
So Gov. Chris Christie has now declared a state of emergency throughout New Jersey as a blizzard continues to pummel the state Thursday.
The governor had declared a state of emergency in four counties Thursday morning: Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean.
Now Christie has expanded the order to include the entire state — but specifically the four coastal counties listed above, as well as Burlington County.
Those areas have been the hardest hit by the storm.
The order authorizes state emergency management officials to coordinate response and recovery efforts with county and local officials and government agencies.
It also allows authorities to direct traffic and close roads for protection; to remove parked or abandoned vehicles from roadways; to evacuate people for emergency reasons, and to shelter people in need of help.
Plus, declaring a state of emergency allows states to qualify for federal funds for immediate response and recovery.
Share this with everyone you care if they are on the eastern coast!
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