Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cape May Prepares for Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy: Christie declares state of emergency; evacuations ordered for all barrier islands in the state on Sunday

State and local officials Saturday stressed the severity of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the region Sunday night, and the need for residents to evacuate if they are in dangerous areas.

Officials hoped residents would overcome any storm-preparation fatigue due to other recent weather events and heed warnings of Sandy’s possible effects, especially along the islands.

An evacuation of all New Jersey barrier islands is in effect for 4 p.m. Sunday, and people will not be allowed to re-enter for an indefinite period of time, as forecasts say high winds and heavy rain could last through much of Monday.

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