Governor Phil Murphy on Monday evening declared a statewide state of emergency for Tuesday, August 4th.
His decision came on the heels of news that Isaias has “strengthened back to a hurricane and is accelerating toward landfall near the border between North and South Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said Monday evening.”
View Murphy’s Twitter page:
“I am declaring a STATEWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY for Hurricane Isaias effective at 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary
If you MUST drive, take it slow, use caution, and leave extra time to get to your destination.”
All state offices will be CLOSED tomorrow;
Non-essential personnel should NOT report to work for their normal shift;
Essential employees should report on schedule.
The governor advised New Jerseyans to “take down ALL temporary structures, including outdoor dining tents and umbrellas; secure loose furniture and other objects; and charge your devices.”
From the Weather Channel:
A hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of the upper South Carolina and lower North Carolina coasts since Isaias is forecast to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane tonight. The hurricane warning includes Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina.
The formal release from the Governor’s Office: