What does a State of Emergency mean?

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What does a State of Emergency mean?

Many News 12 New Jersey viewers have asked - What does a state of emergency exactly mean?

Gov. Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency in New Jersey Monday ahead of the snowstorm.

According to the state Office of Emergency Management, the governor's declaration "empowers the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) to act on behalf of the Governor to employ the resources...

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