Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency as Ida's effects rip through New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey after remnants from Ida caused widespread flooding around the state and produced several likely tornadoes.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2021, 2:27 AM

Updated 1,047 days ago

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Gov. Murphy declares state of emergency as Ida's effects rip through New Jersey
Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey after remnants from Ida caused widespread flooding around the state and produced several likely tornadoes.
“Tropical Storm Ida is severely impacting all areas of our state,” Murphy said in a statement. “The safety of our residents is our main priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of local weather conditions and to stay off the roads.”
LIVE UPDATES: Tracking Ida
Tuesday’s storm caused major flooding, knocked out power to thousands and caused widespread damage.
Murphy's declaration will allow resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.


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