Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2011

Countywide State of Emergency is Rescinded

Union County – The County of Union has officially rescinded its “State of Emergency” proclamation and in effect lifted its ban prohibiting all non-emergency travel effective August 28, 2011 at 8:00pm.

County officials caution residents of the severity of flooding countywide; most notably in the Townships of Cranford and Springfield and the City of Rahway; which were impacted by the flooding of the Rahway River.  Residents are to be cognoscente of the continued clean up efforts of downed trees and lines.

“We are urging residents to limit their travels as to allow our emergency responders to effectively respond to the on-going efforts of our first responders and clean-up crews,” said Public Safety Director Andrew Moran.

Residents are encouraged to remain alert and informed through their local news and radio stations, and can go to www.ucnj.org for the latest Hurricane updates.  Also, residents are urged to stay informed through the Union County’s emergency notification system, Union County First Alert, and can sign up for instant notifications at www.ucfirstalert.org.

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