NORTHFIELD ? With the eye wall of Hurricane Irene expected to pass near the Jersey Shore Sunday, Assemblymen John Amodeo and Vince Polistina today said South Jersey residents should begin emergency preparations now. The two Atlantic County legislators said they are keeping in close contact with the Christie administration and state, county and local emergency management officials as they track the powerful storm which pummeled the Bahamas.
“According to the latest reports, weather conditions in our area will begin to deteriorate Saturday evening with the storm’s full impact being felt Sunday with heavy rains, flooding and damaging winds expected,” stated Amodeo. “We cannot stress enough that residents, especially those living on our barrier islands and anywhere along the coast, begin securing their homes, boats and property today.”
“Everyone living along the Jersey coast needs to take this hurricane very seriously. ?Batten down the hatches’ may sound clich