CASINOS SHUT DOWN AHEAD OF HURRICANE IRENE

Mandatory evacuations means mandatory evacuations. Atlantic City’s casinos were closed today as a 6 a.m. Coastal communities in Atlantic County got the evacuation order on Thursday. According to reports, this is only the third time since gambling was legalized in New Jersey that the casinos have been shut down for a period of time.

FLOOD AND HURRICANE WATCH POSTED

The concern over Hurricane Irene grows. A hurricane watch and flood watch have both been posted. Hurricane Irene is expected to make a direct hit on Cape May County on Sunday as a category one or two hurricane. All of Cape May County is being asked to evacuate, as well as shore communities in Atlantic…

CHRISTIE CALLS STATE OF EMERGENCY

Gov. Chris Christie has asked people in shore communities to voluntary evacuate. Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency in order to get the National Guard ready for Hurricane Irene. A mandatory evacuation could still be called by his administration, but nothing will likely come down till Friday from the state. Cape May…