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New Jersey

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene flooded the state with a record 11.27 inches of water, causing the closure of the heavily trafficked Interstate 287 and the Garden State Parkway. In place of cars, motorboats cruised over the submerged city streets to check on friends, family, and property. Irene displaced over 6,000 people and killed seven.

State Information

Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
Location: 1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton, NJ 08691
Mail: PO Box 091
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 584-4000

Office of the Attorney General
Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, NJ 8625
(609) 292-9660

Local Information

Essex County Office of Emergency Management
560 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel: (973) 324-9750
Fax: (973) 324-9759

Hudson County
595 County Ave
Building One
Secaucus, NJ 7094
(201) 319-3871

Newark Fire Department
Office of Emergency Management
1 Lincoln Avenue, Room 206A
Newark, NJ 7104
(973) 733-3660

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

New Jersey State Citizen Corps Council
NJSP Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
(609) 963-6995

Last Updated: 08/20/2019