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March 11, 2011

Re:    Declaration of State of Emergency Executive Order 57

Dear Mayor:

Governor Christie has issued Executive Order Number 57, declaring a state of emergency in anticipation of the severe weather conditions throughout the State including heavy rains, high winds and flooding.  The storm is expected to produce major flooding on the Ramapo, Passaic, Delaware and Raritan Rivers. 

In signing the Executive Order Governor Christie said “With this order, we are taking proactive steps to ensure that state, local and county governments have every tool at their disposal in their response efforts, and are best positioned to marshal the resources necessary to assist and protect residents through anticipated flooding."

The Executive Order activates elements of the State Emergency Operations Plan, broadening powers of the New Jersey State Police including traffic control, limiting access and egress from impacted areas and issuing evacuation orders if needed.  The Order also authorizes the Adjutant General to mobilize and deploy members of the New Jersey National Guard and provide equipment in support of the Emergency Operations Plan.

Since an emergency has been declared cost associated with the emergency will be exempt from the 2% cap pursuant to Local Finance Notice 2011-3

If you have any questions or need additional information do not hesitate to contact Lori Buckelew at or 609-695-3481 x. 112.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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