Superstorm Sandy Heads for New Jersey
Governor Christ Christie will survey Superstorm Sandy damage on Long Beach Island today as a nor'easter threatens recovery efforts. The mayors of the island's six towns have asked the governor to lift an evacuation order and reopen the island to residents.
Utility crews are working to restore service to 395,910 homes and businesses. Safety rules will prevent them from using bucket trucks if the new storm kicks winds to 40 mph.
The Holland Tunnel has reopened to cars and trucks, helping to ease the commute in and out of New York City. Federal disaster assistance is available to all New Jersey residents.
All FEMA recovery centers are closed Wednesday because of the nor'easter. Newark Liberty International Airport is bracing for flight cancelations.