TRENTON – Halloween this year will have to wait.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact on New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie today officially postponed trick or treat celebrations until Monday.
Christie signed an executive order today postponing celebrations out of safety concerns in the aftermath of the storm.
“I’ve taken this action to minimize additional risks to lives and the public safety as we begin the process of rebuilding and recovering from Hurricane Sandy,” Christie said in a release.
“In too many communities in our state, the damage and losses from this storm are still being sorted out, and dangerous conditions abound even as our emergency management and response officials continue their work. As Governor, it is my responsibility to use all available resources of the state government to protect against the emergency created by Hurricane Sandy – postponing Halloween celebrations by five days is a commonsense and necessary step to accomplish that.”
Safety issues include flooding, downed trees and power lines, closed roads and ongoing disruptions to electrical power.