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Camden County Prepares for Hurricane

August 24, 2011

 

Please find a message from Camden County Freehold Rodney Greco below about the forecasted hurricane... 

Dear Neighbors,

According to the latest weather reports obtained by the Camden County Office of Emergency Management, Hurricane Irene is expected to affect the east coast. 

The storm has been gradually intensifying over the last 24 hours, and was classified as a major hurricane this morning.  Currently, Irene is a category 3 hurricane with 115 mile per hour sustained winds and on a path moving northwest at 12 miles per hour towards the outer banks of North Carolina.  It is expected to shift more northerly Thursday night into Friday.

The storm is expected to pass between 100 to 200 miles east of Atlantic City Sunday morning as a weak storm as it heads toward Cape Cod Sunday evening.

During the worst conditions of the storm, there is the potential for fresh water flooding with the potential for 3 to 6 inches of rain.  Occasional wind gusts between 30 and 50 miles per hour, especially along the coast.  Flash flooding could be caused by repeated heavy downpours.
Residents should avoid areas that typically flood if possible, and remember that pools of water may prevent drivers from seeing hazards in the road.  Keep supplies and fresh water in your home in case of a power outage. The County will continue to update you on the storm throughout the week.
If you see a problem on a county road, please call 856-566-2980 to report it.  Continue to check www.camdencounty.com for weather and road condition updates.

Freeholder Rodney Greco
Liaison to the Camden County Office of Emergency Management 


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