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Covering Hamilton and Robbinsville townships in-depth for The Trentonian. I can be reached at (609) 989-7800 ext. 207 or (609) 468-6962. Email me at or follow me @awisefool.

Friday, October 26, 2012

#Frankenstorm barrels towards east coast

Hurricane Sandy seems to have its sights set on The Garden and Keystone states.

The updated forecast (which can be found here) shows the storm heading pretty straight on for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It looks like Pitt will even get a good soaking, too.

Sustained winds will likely reach more than 30 miles an hour and rains will be heavy. The NWS is also warning that low-level areas can likely flood.

So far the municipalities around Trenton are gearing up for the storm. Hamilton's Public Works Department has mobilized to clean up leaves and debris from storm drains. They've also sent out warnings about power outages, food spoilage and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Robbinsville township officials are having a meeting this afternoon. I'll get more information on their plans later. At last night's council meeting, Mayor Dave Fried said a major concern was a substation in the township which flooded during Hurricane Irene last year, along with low-lying areas that tend to hold water.

Some quick public information: Turn Around Don't Drown (Less than two feet of moving water on a road can float most cars)


  • Just an inch of water can cause costly damage to your property.
  • Flash floods often bring walls of water 10 to 20 feet high.
  • A car can easily be carried away by just two feet of floodwater.
  • Hurricanes, winter storms and snowmelt are common (but often overlooked) causes of flooding.


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