September 2, 2021
Hurricane Ida Remnants Update #3 (Final)
Last night the remnants of Hurricane Ida dropped inches of rain across the state bringing thunderstorms, tornado watches and warnings, power outages, flash flooding and road closures. Some portions of the state experienced record rainfall in excess of 3 inches of rain per hour and totaling over a foot of precipitation.
In Marlboro, while there were some localized incidents last night involving fallen trees and flooding which we responded to, overall, as a community, we fared relatively well.
At 10:00 pm last night, Governor Murphy declared a State of Emergency, allowing immediate assistance to towns in need. Although no driving ban is in place, many roads throughout New Jersey remain flooded and closed. If you do not have to drive, please stay off the roadways and allow crews to clear and open the roads. Do not drive through flooded roads and obey all detours and barricades.
Our thoughts are with the residents in Mullica Hill as they deal with the cleanup and restoration from the devastating tornado that ripped through their suburban area last night. This serves as a reminder that weather disasters can strike anywhere at any time. Please have a family plan in place by visiting Ready.nj.gov Hurricane Survival Guide.
Stay safe and have a good afternoon,
Mayor Jon Hornik