States of Emergency lifted in many areas

August 28, 2011 <--relatedLinks--> PENNSYLVANIA:

  • Mayor Michael Nutter announced that a state of emergency, put in place on Saturday night, will be lifted at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Still, he asked residents to stay in their homes if they did not need to be out as damage assessment and cleanup was underway.

  • The State of Emergency Declaration for North Wales Borough has been lifted.


  • Cape May County - Freeholder Vice-Director Ralph E. Sheets, Jr. and Emergency Management Director Frank McCall signed the order at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011 rescinding the Emergency Proclamation signed by the County on behalf of its sixteen municipalities on August 25, 2011. The Pre-Event Disaster Emergency Proclamation outlined the mandatory evacuation process to be followed in Cape May County in preparation for Hurricane Irene. This order rescinds the mandatory evacuation as well.

  • Effective 12 noon on Sunday, residents who were ordered to evacuate the Barrier Islands and residences east of Route 9 on the mainland, may now return. The mandatory evacuation order has been lifted including the 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. curfew.

  • The state travel bans on the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway have also been lifted.

  • Atlantic County emergency officials are currently evaluating transportation needs and available resources to help facillitate the return of individuals to their communities. Residents who experienced storm-related damage to their properties should report it to their local emergency management offices.

  • Casinos is Atlantic City will reopen Monday.

  • At 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, tolls will be reinstated.


  • Delaware has lifted the evacuation order for coastal residents and is allowing businesses to reopen. A limited state of emergency remains in effect during the cleanup.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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