The Cape May County Department of Health has received a grant in excess of a quarter million dollars to help better plan for, and respond to, public health emergencies. The grant funding runs through next year and will help the Department of Health respond to catastrophic events including hurricanes, terrorism, and other emergent events.
Gasoline prices continue to drop in Cape May County after the summer season. The average price for a gallon of gasoline has dropped to $2.61 a gallon in our area; that’s five cents a gallon lower than a week ago. We remain four cents above the state average.
Hurricane Dorian is finally leaving the United States alone, but will still bring rough surf and rip currents to our region on Saturday. The National Weather Service is warning of ten foot breaking waves on the beach, and rip currents up and down our local coastline. Again, never enter the water unless you are in…
“Modified Whiskey” is the classification set by the United States Coast Guard for the port of the Delaware Bay thanks to Hurricane Dorian. Tropical storm force winds are possible in a couple of days from the storm, and the port will remain open. Owners of pleasure craft are advised to pay close attention to the…
Beach patrols in Cape May County were keeping bathers very close to the shoreline Sunday thanks to rough surf possibly caused by Hurricane Dorian. Beach patrols warn bathers that many beaches will be unguarded this week and rough surf and rip current are likely from the storm.
Two local pharmacies in Cape May County have been recognized for their proactive efforts to crack down on opioids. Village Pharmacy in Marmora and the Walmart pharmacy in Rio Grande have both been honored for providing at-home disposal solutions for unwanted drugs. Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson visited both pharmacies to offer recognition.
A new program called “BizHub” has been born in Cape May County to assist current and future business efforts in our region. The County announced that a program involving a six-month study into BizHub has been launched following a meeting earlier this month in Trenton. The effort includes Atlantic Cape Community College.
Cape May County officials are applauding action taken by the state to support wineries as part of the visitation element in the Garden State. The county previously established a Cape May Peninsula wine region in our area. The new legislation will help make wineries year-round destinations in New Jersey.
Pay attention to all lifeguard instructions this week at the shore. The National Weather Service has put our region at a high risk of strong rip currents in the ocean through Monday evening. Lifeguards will likely keep bathers in shallow water, for the time being.
The Defense Logistics Agency successfully tested unmanned aircraft systems over Cape May County. The systems were tested to see if emergency supplies could be delivered to first responders during emergencies. The DLA manages the global supply chain for the military. Cape May County was chosen as a test location due to its proximity with water.