Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy leaves downed trees and power lines throughout the county.
Downed trees, snapped power lines and closed intersections continue to be problems, as driving restrictions remain in place throughout Camden County in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Tuesday. Reports came in the hundreds on fallen trees, among 3,000 calls into the county 911 center—more than double the typical call volume, according to county officials—and work is well underway. “We are working to clean up the county, and our crews are removing downed trees and debris throughout our 222 square miles,” Freeholder Ian Leonard said in a release late Tuesday morning. “There was extensive tree damage, but flooding was not as widespread as predicted. I want to reiterate to residents, stay away from all downed wires and lines no matter what …
Monday, October 29, 2012
From Gloucester Township to Camden, there are regional and local shelters open.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Camden County released the following Monday afternoon: Camden County is operating under a state of local emergency and at noon opened a regional shelter at Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus inside the gymnasium. The Office of Emergency Management has coordinated with the Red Cross and Kennedy University Hospital to provide staffing and security for the shelter. “The Camden County OEM recommends that residents remain in their homes whenever possible,” Freeholder Ian Leonard said. “If this is not possible, shelters are open across Camden County for those in need of emergency accommodations. We want residents to stay home and stay off the roads.” Camden County College Gymnasium** College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road, Blackwood …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The county continues a three-day effort to try to limit the damage ahead of Hurricane Sandy's landfall.
If you walked or drove by Cooper River Saturday and thought the water line looked lower, you were right—and while dropping the river’s level and shutting the dam between it and the Delaware may have been one of the most visible signs of Camden County’s preparations for Hurricane Sandy, it wasn’t the only one. County Public Works and Office of Emergency Management personnel have spent the better part of three days doing what they can ahead of the storm to try to lessen the hit, prepping equipment and clearing storm drains, among many other efforts. “We are taking all precautions to limit the affects of the hurricane,” county spokesman Dan Keashen said. Lowering the river and closing the dam are part of a move designed to mitigate some of …