Governor Christie, Mayor Booker use Twitter to inform constituents of storm-related news

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

http://twitter.com/#!/GovChristie/status/262214264352288769

New Jersey residents are bracing themselves for Hurricane Sandy, but Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor are doing their best to put their constituents’ minds at ease by keeping them informed. Christie and Booker are among the best when it comes to politicians who understand the power of using social media tools like Twitter to spread messages. Their tweets regarding Hurricane Sandy are no exception:

Ahead of #Sandy, please make sure to follow @njoem2010, @psegdelivers, @jcp_l, @usnwsgov & @nws_mountholly for all the latest info.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

Make sure to visit Ready.NJ.Gov as well as your County OEM office websites at bit.ly/S0uH1Z for latest on #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

Today I directed Cabinet to mobilize prep. for coordinated response to the potential Oct. storm that’s trending toward impact on East Coast.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

While Sandy’s track is still uncertain, NJ has potential to experience a major impact from high winds, heavy rain, flooding & power outages.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

Ahead of any potential impact of Sandy, is time for families to ensure they are prepared & tuned in for the latest path of the storm.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

I encourage all families to stay informed, get ready, & reach out to those you know who may be isolated, or in need of extra assistance.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 26, 2012

Opening these flood gates is a necessary action to help mitigate the effects of this potentially unprecedented storm that is heading our way

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

Meeting with my Cabinet for all the latest updates on #Sandy. twitter.com/GovChristie/st…

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

This morning I signed an EO declaring a state of emergency for all of NJ ahead of #Sandy.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

I am also calling for mandatory evac. starting at 4pm Sunday for barrier islands, from Sandy Hook South to Cape May, including AC casinos.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

Please be prepared for this storm. The more prepared you are, the safer you will be. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

Tolls will be suspended on the northbound Garden State Parkway and westbound Atlantic City Expressway starting at 6 a.m. Sunday.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

This preliminary step is being implemented as the statewide transportation agency continues preparations for Hurricane #Sandy.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

We have ordered the suspension of gaming activityin Atlantic City as of 3:00 p.m. tmrw, with the properties closing at 4:00 p.m. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 27, 2012

Cabinet meeting underway, getting the latest updates on #Sandy. twitter.com/GovChristie/st…

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

Holding a telephone briefing with over 385 local elected officials to give them the most recent information and advice on Hurricane Sandy.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

Visit ready.nj.gov MT @femaregion2: Remember 2 follow local & state offices of emergency management for evac. notices & info. #Sandy

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

All State Offices will be closed tomorrow due to the impending impact of Hurricane #Sandy and dangerous weather conditions.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

Watch my press briefing from earlier today on latest on #Sandy here: youtube.com/watch?v=B4_Ubi…

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

This morning I formally requested that President Barack Obama declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 28, 2012

We have activated the Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline. If you would like to help, please call 1-800-JERSEY-7

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 29, 2012

Those who need help from volunteers and other services may call 211 or go online at nj211.org.

— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) October 29, 2012

Booker not only kept Newark residents abreast of all hurricane developments, but he spoke with them through Twitter and also personally paid wellness checks.

Storm Warning: There’s a serious storm approaching NJ expected early next week. PLEASE use today 2 begin planning, getting supplies, etc.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 26, 2012

RT @cityofnewarknj: Nwk has set up the JFK Center as a shelter & has additional shelters in each ward if needed #Sandy: tinyurl.com/8dks4y3

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

No official call yet. We will keep you posted. RT @nmjean05: do you know if Newark Public Schools are going to be open on Monday?

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

No I don’t but Stay off roads in storm RT @confusedpumpkin: Do u know if interstates like 287 will b closed? Need 2 check on my grandparents

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Help ur grandparents now. If ur grandparents are Nwk residents give me contact info & I’ll check in on them during storm 2 @confusedpumpkin

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Help ur grandparents now. If ur grandparents are Nwk residents give me contact info & I’ll check in on them during storm 2 @confusedpumpkin

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Please DM me their contact info if u have serious concerns. MT @mstelewoda: I wonder if Cory Booker will check on my pregnant sister in law?

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Please DM me their contact info if u have serious concerns. MT @mstelewoda: I wonder if Cory Booker will check on my pregnant sister in law?

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Animal Lovers: our JFK Center shelter will have facilities to care for people displaced by storm who also have pets.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

No, Our JFK Center Shelter WILL allow pets RT @karmacatzendog: is it true that NJ emergency shelters are not allowing pets?

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

RT @cityofnewarknj: #Tip: fill up your gas tank today. Media reports long gas lines in numerous places around the state. #NJSandy

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

As storm approaches, help another: check in on a senior or some1 home bound, deliver a flash light or food. Be of service. Show ur #Kindness

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 27, 2012

Ocean & Cumberland counties already reporting some power outages. Please prepare here in Nwk for that potential – lasting possibly 4 days

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

If you live on a street that traditionally floods, anticipate it will again. Think about leaving and staying with family or friends.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

We are alerting PSE&G. Looks like wires came down. Please stay safe RT @tourealesttvvassar ave between maple & clinton pl

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

RT @dineanr: elderly & sick newarker just confirmed that sheriff is coming to force eviction. Person has noway to move in storm nowhere 2 go

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

Dinean, DM me your contact info and I will help.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

New Jersey Transit has shut down and suspended all bus, train and light rail services. All stations are closed.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

We have teams deployed to move homeless into our Sussex Ave shelter. Please if u know of homeless people, let us know: 973 733 4311

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

Major emphasis will be the extreme flooding we are expecting & need for residents to leave those areas.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

Heck no. Move your car away from street flooding areas. RT @djklyx: Are parking rules in effect

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

If you are not in a flood zone stay inside for the duration of the storm. Please stay off the roads. Let emergency crews do their job.

— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) October 29, 2012

Christie and Booker exemplify what we look for in politicians: officials who genuinely look out for the needs and concerns of their constituents. And New Jersey residents can rest assured that they will not be alone in riding out the coming storm.

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Governor Christie Press Briefing In Pompton Lakes On Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy - Pompton Lakes Press Conference -- October 28, 2012. (Transcript Below)

Governor Christie: Thank you all very much and thank you for being here. I've had an opportunity to meet with local officials to discuss preparations for potential flooding that's likely to occur during Hurricane Sandy. I'll let Commissioner Martin get into the specifics momentarily in terms of what we're expecting to see and what we've already prepared for. However, one thing seems fairly certain at this point: we should plan to see heavy rain that lasts for 36 hours once the storm starts to hit later tonight into early tomorrow morning. We all know what this means for some communities in New Jersey. Flooding is a very real and serious concern for many families, and I know that for those of you who have lived through this before my words offer little comfort when faced with the problems left behind in the aftermath of flooding. The hard reality is that even if we do everything within our power to prepare we can't stop the storm, and we can't completely mitigate the negative impact it's bound to have. But there are steps we can take now to try to mitigate the damage as much as possible, so let me go through what we've done.

To start, after listening to the leaders of many of our communities here in this part of the state, we've lowered the reservoirs at Woodcliff Lake, Charlotteburg, Wanaque, Boonton, Lake Hopatcong, and Pompton Lake. Pompton Lakes prerelease began shortly after 11 AM Saturday, was lowered five feet. It's the most I think we've ever lowered Pompton Lake. Release ended at 5:45 PM Saturday and the gates will be adjusted to maintain the five-foot level until the rain begins.

Lake Hopatcong's drawdown began late Friday and will continue until the storms begin. Gates are then closed to decrease potential flooding downstream along the Musconetcong River. New York State stopped prereleasing from Lake DeForest at 8 PM on Saturday, allowing enough time for the water to move through Lake Tappan and the Oradell Reservoir before the storm. Commissioner Martin has been working directly with mayors and local officials to make sure that they're able to do everything within their power to prepare. That means sweeping streets, clearing storm drains and basins, and desnagging rivers. It's been one of our priorities to give these communities so often hard hit by the flooding the necessary flexibility to act, and so act first and worry about the DEP later, OK? This is one of those times that uses one of my favorite sayings: it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, all right, so get done what you need to get done.

We're also prepared to act just as aggressively as we did in 2011 to help families who are repeated victims of home flooding. Through the FEMA hazard mitigation grant funding we're acting to buy out or elevate properties in some flood areas in the northern and central part of the state. Right now we're on track to acquire 267 properties, to elevate 45 more through the accelerated home buyout program. Over $63 million has been dedicated to these projects already. Through the Blue Acres Program the DEP has targeted 540 homes in the Passaic River Basin for acquisition. Across all past and ongoing state programs 628 homes have been purchased. An additional 95 have been elevated. Over $188 million has been dedicated for flood mitigation projects in the state. A few other announcements.

First off, I want to restate that we have issued mandatory evacuations for today at 4 PM for the barrier islands from Sandy Hook south to Cape May, including the casinos in Atlantic City. In Ocean County this includes all of Long Beach Island, Bay Head, Berkeley Township on the Island, Brick Township on the Island, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Toms River Township on the Island. In Atlantic County, Atlantic City, Avalon, Longport, Margate City, Brigantine, and Ventnor City; Cape May County: Cape May City, Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, and Strathmere. I want to reinforce a point I made yesterday. If you can stay in your home and you're not in one of these mandatory evacuation areas, stay in your home, but be prepared for the reality that you may be there for a few days and potentially without electricity. Have the necessary food, water, prescription medicine and other supplies that you'll need to last for a few days. Take the time today. We've got some hours left before the bad weather hits to get ready...

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news
Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news
Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news
Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news
Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

Governor Christie, Mayor Booker Use Twitter To Inform Constituents Of Storm-related news

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