Cape May County ranks tenth in the Garden State in the number of flu and pneumonia deaths from 2005 through 2015. NJ.com reports that there were 13.1 deaths per 100,000 people during that decade, placing us tenth on the list. The total number of deaths from both illnesses was 23.
Flu is rampant in New Jersey and the rest of the country. The Cape May County Department of Health reminds locals that yes, flu shots are still available, in limited quantities. If you would like to get a flu shot, call 465-1200 and make an appointment.
The Cape May County Technical School/Evening Community Education Program has been cancelled for Monday night due to anticipated freezing rain and unsafe driving conditions.
Cape May County’s government will reorganize Tuesday afternoon. County officials announced that the reorganization meeting that was cancelled due to the blizzard will be held at 4:30pm. Two freeholders, and a new sheriff, will be sworn in to office.
The lights largely stayed on in our region during the blizzard. Atlantic City Electric is reporting only spotty outages in a few areas of South Jersey Friday morning. Strong winds following the storm put distribution lines at risk, but no large outages were reported in our area.
So long blizzard, hello arctic temperatures for a few days. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Cape May County for wind chill values approaching -10 Friday night, and again on Saturday night. Winds could gust above 40mph today which will make it feel very cold, very quickly.
Cape May County has cancelled its reorganization meeting that was scheduled for 5pm Thursday. County officials say the meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. Two freeholders and a new sheriff were expected to take their oaths of office.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency for Cape May County. The emergency declaration also extends to Atlantic, Ocean, and Monmouth counties. All state offices are closed for the day. Christie is asking people to remain off the roads throughout the day.
If you plan to drive on the Garden State Parkway today, be aware that travel conditions are not favorable. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced that the speed limit on the Parkway has been dropped today to 35mph due to snow on the highway. Crews have been out during the overnight hours trying to keep…
The power is largely still on in South Jersey. As of Thursday at 7:15am, Atlantic City Electric only reports a few people without power, and they are in the Hammonton area. The winter storm is expected to cause some power interruptions due to strong winds and heavy snow on some distribution lines.