Though no official hurricane forecasts are in place, a low pressure system in the Caribbean Sea could come close enough to prompt East Coast residents to review their hurricane preparedness plans./NHC
A small area of lower pressure entering the Caribbean Sea might need watching.
Although no official long-term forecasts have been issued, long-range models indicate a brewing storm in the Caribbean might deliver a weather storyline that could finish with a mix of mid-week outcomes. They range from good and safe to bad. Worst yet, outlooks are changing constantly so it may a few days yet before the models agree on an outcome.
So now might be the best time to evaluate, go over and think out your hurricane preparedness plans just in case. Remember, it is better to be sorry for the wasted effort if nothing happens than to remain unprepared and sorry that your put your family in danger.
Here is the latest on possible paths that an eventual Hurricane Cristobal could take:
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Middle Township Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in locating a teenager, Darian Lehner, 16, who reportedly ran away on Aug. 12.
He is described as white, 5 feet, 10 inches tall who weighs approximately 125 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair.
ERMA — Lower Township Police Department responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Seashore and Tabernacle Roads at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Police say Ryan P. Freeling 19, of West New Jersey Avenue in Villas was driving his 2001 Ford Taurus south on Seashore Road when it left the roadway striking a traffic signal and proceeding through a chain link fence, surrounding Jersey Cape Marine, located at 656 Route 9 Erma. Police do not know why the car left the road.
A cotton-top tamarin keeps an eye on the visitors at the Cape May County Zoo. The free zoo has ranked high in a recent national list.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Zoo was recently honored by TripAdvisor.com when it received a certificate of excellence from the website, and was ranked 15th in the country, just behind metropolitan zoos such as the San Diego Zoo, according to a press release.
Katz JCC cuts ribbon on new offshore early childhood learning center
NORTHFIELD – Changing demographics is behind the expansion of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education Center to the mainland, which opened a branch at Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield.
Also opening on the mainland is Beth El Synagogue’s Mainland Branch in the London Square Plaza on Tilton Road.
GALLOWAY – Residents of the Four Seasons development and elsewhere in the township are angry over tax rate increases reflected in their bills. And with the grace period ending today, Aug. 20, people had plenty to say during the Council meeting Tuesday night.
More than 200 people lined up to enter the meeting at the Municipal Complex. Many had to wait outside until others left.
But for those who were inside, their voices were definitely, sometimes loudly, heard.
GALLOWAY – Taxpayers will have the opportunity to voice their concerns over the property tax increase that went into effect recently at a Galloway Township school board meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25 at the Middle School, 101 S. Reeds Road.
During a heated township council meeting Aug. 19, residents came out from the Four Seasons development and elsewhere in the township to question the council on why some of their tax bills went up by 30 percent.
GALLOWAY - Mara Justine Platt, the Galloway preteen who wowed judges on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" with three singing performances, will be back on the stage for the semifinals Aug. 26.
The episode airs at 9 p.m. on NBC.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic City Electric announced today (Thursday, Aug. 21) that base electric rates will increase by 1.65 percent effective Sept. 1.
“On August 20, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced its approval of a stipulation of settlement in the Atlantic City Electric (ACE) base rate case authorizing ACE to increase its electric distribution rates by $19 million.”
Greco's attorney says parallel civil suit will proceed
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against the chairman of the Cumberland County Regular Republican Organization and former chairman of the Dennis Township Regular Republican Organization, officials announced.
The indictment stems from charges that Robert V. Greco Jr., 51, of Vineland, bilked an elderly patient in his care of more than $149,000. Greco is the owner and administrator of the East Creek Manor Rehabilitation Center on Route 47 in Eldora.
STONE HARBOR – A man threatening to kill the residents of a home on the 8900 block of First Avenue was caught by Stone Harbor police as he tried to force the back door open, while a resident struggled to keep it closed, officials said Monday.
John Hopkins Worrall, 49, Norton, Mass., was arrested at the scene Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:45 a.m., by Patrolman Anthony Tirelli, after the officer observed Worrall attempting to force open the rear door of house, while the occupants of the residence tried to keep the door shut, police said in a statement.
WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced.
Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.