Murphy, After Viewing Storm Damage, Says N.J. Needs New Playbook for Extreme Weather
RY RIVARD and KATHERINE LANDERGAN / POLITICO – Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that New Jersey needs infrastructure capable of handling a more violent climate, as he warned of a “long road“ ahead to clean up damage throughout the state caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Tornadoes tore through parts of South Jersey on Wednesday and major flooding spilled across the rest of the state during what the governor called “an extraordinary, sadly tragic, historic 24 hours in New Jersey.” Murphy said he had spoken with President Joe Biden and asked for a federal disaster declaration and heavy-duty trucks that could help the state recover …