State Of Emergency Issued For New Jersey, Voluntary Evacuations For Jersey Shore

Tyler Durden's picture

And so the Irene-induced state of emergency pronouncements start trickling in. First, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a state of emergency order and urged people at the Jersey Shore to leave voluntarily by mid-day tomorrow as Hurricane Irene approaches the Northeast. The governor, in a briefing with reporters, said he was considering a mandatory evacuation of the Jersey Shore area. Following this news is the announcement by the US coast guard which issued a hurricane alert for Long Island sound. But the biggest losers? Insurance companies: both Chubb and Allstate CDS have spiked on expectations this hurricane could be a doozy in claim terms (although we urge readers to check their hurricane insurance: many times the deductible is far higher if the damage is caused by a Hurricane than a Tropical Storm: alas, this may be a saving grace for some insurance cos). What would be amusing is if the biggest loser out of today, now that BAC is threatening to close read for the day, is Berkshire's insurance empire.

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lolmao500's picture

Hurricane upgraded to Category Snooki! If you get caught in it, you'll have STDs.

espirit's picture

Maybe the cast and crew will stay, filming a reality "hurricane party".

Me? I'm praying for a Cat 5.

Pegasus Muse's picture



Christie: "There will be no fracking during this hurricane, dammit."


Well, hell, there goes NJ's biggest revenue generator .... Jersey Shore --- cancelled!!

John Rotten's picture

Me? I'm praying for a Cat 5.


Yeah, you and Krugman.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Me? I'm praying for a Cat 5.

Come on Irene...


HelluvaEngineer's picture

If the Jersey shore gets destroyed, will anyone be able to tell?

"Odd, more hypodermic needles than usual."

Eagle Keeper's picture

Will anyone care???  (armpit)

Oh regional Indian's picture

Kramic Retribution for SITUATION! And the rest of the JS Gang. The pits of TV, which is the pinnacle of social engineering AND a great barometer for social evolution.

I'd suggest a quick relocation to New Mexico. 


Eagle Keeper's picture

Oh hell, here comes another Rita fiasco. Evac caused far more damage than tha storm. Will they never learn!

fyrebird's picture

Either way, it's bullish for the economy. They are practically duty-bound to panic. /sarc

Idiot Savant's picture

What's often forgotten about the Rita evacuation is that if the storm would have hit Houston, most of the evacuees would have been sitting in their cars on the highway. Every gas station in Houston was drained and those of us at home were called to volunteer to take water to the people stuck on the highways. I sure hope these govenors have extra shipments of gasoline on hand. If not, a lot of evacuees will enjoy the storm in their automobile, sans water, food, and fuel. Gridlock, bitchez!

Irish66's picture

Stay out of pennsylvania

centerline's picture

Thats good advice for any time!  Ha, ha, ha.

Josey Montana's picture

Glad you're saving me perfectly good 00 buckshot I won't have to shove up your ass  :-)

centerline's picture

I was born there, so I reserve rights to make fun of it!  LOL.  Dont even get me started on the Florida hell hole I am in now.  Ha, ha.

Josey Montana's picture

Haha.  I get it.  Born in Philly courtesy of the US Navy who thought mom's dad and my dad would enjoy the experience.  I guess they did as they borth married lcoal girls and hung around a while.  Moved out - fled? -- in the Sixties.  Came back after b-school but enjoy life in Chesco or visiting the old homestead upstate/Poconos area much more.  Still, for all the cities and places I've traveled, I like it just fine.  Great place to raise the kids.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Great place to raise the kids.

Centerville - a real nice place to raise your kids up.


Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Re: Banzai7 on Twitter.

New Jersey Governor declares Jersey Shore a TV disaster.

Mercury's picture

OMG....gym, tan or laundry first?

AbandonShip's picture

At least The Situation is under control

Mercury's picture

Actually the bigger (potential) insurance story here is the possibility of massive claims being made against state supported (and underpriced) policies on coastal properties in places like FL and NC.


That government Franken-chicken WILL come home to roost one day...

Sow-puncher's picture

I've got an eagle farm in New Jersey... What should I do now??

Dick Darlington's picture

If Your eagles are golden and buried into your backyard, You can sit on the couch and open another beer with a smile. ;-)

chistletoe's picture

Far and away the most damage occurs with the storm surge on the EASTERN side of the eye.


We're talking Easthampton here, not Hoboken ....

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Far and away the most damage occurs with the storm surge on the EASTERN side of the eye.

We're talking Easthampton here, not Hoboken ....

Look at it this way: if it razes the Hamptons like the world's biggest belt sander, it'll save the effort of having to burn it all down.


reader2010's picture

Narcissist Pual Krugman is praying for massive population death and property destructions right now in his Jersey home.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

He's wasting his time.

If he wants to pray for something, he needs to pray for another Ghawar field, only in Arkansas.

Brent is approaching $111 and the spread is back to $26.  Libya was never enough to matter.

dick cheneys ghost's picture

Snooki is on top of the situation............

baby_BLYTHE's picture

Yeah, literally.

I always get my Facebook friend's feed Thursdays where every other status is "Thursday bitchez" 'bitchez', bitchez bitchez  bitchez. Guidettes, bitchez!

America no doubt began its steep secular decline when MTV became a non-music channel

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

America no doubt began its steep secular decline when MTV became a non-music channel

Beavis & Butthead was the only show on MTV that I ever found worth watching. It was genuinely funny for those who could appreciate it (i.e., those who laughed at Beavis & Butthead).

Regrettably, I'm afraid the show's humor was a bit too cerebral for a significant portion of the viewers. This group laughed with Beavis & Butthead because they couldn't comprehend that the characters' stupidity was the focus of the humor. In other words, instead of seeing B&B as a couple of dumbass kids, they saw them as peers.


caerus's picture

are you threatening me?!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Thanks for the tip! I guess today turned out alright after all.

BTW, how goes the economics class? Are your classmates and instructor still trying to fit things into their ridiculous cling-to-paper-promises worldview?


SylphGlitch's picture

Too true, most people never really got B&B.  Though Daria was a good spinoff of B&B, just recently out on DVD.

PulauHantu29's picture

Maybe there is a God....a Wrathful God at that!

Josey Montana's picture

If Manhattan were washed out to sea .. along with North Jersey and SE Connecticut, would it be an ecological disaster or ... a wash?

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

If Manhattan were washed out to sea .. along with North Jersey and SE Connecticut, would it be an ecological disaster or ... a wash?

It's an ecological disaster in its current form. Sweeping it all out to sea can only be an improvement.


toady's picture


First he takes out the chuch where they were going to have the party, now he is going to rain on his parade!

Allah Akbar!

youngman's picture

I bet the Flash mobs are warming up...

WarPig's picture

It is interesting that this massive natural disaster is coinciding perfectly with THE BERNANKE's big announcement in Jacksum Pole.

centerline's picture

I am sure some folks in Miami are already filing FEMA claims. LOL.

JohnFrodo's picture

Trump is worried his hair will be blown away

Infinite QE's picture

Could be a setback for Hopey's golf plans

Catullus's picture

Expect the entire eastern seaboard to follow suit in the next 6 hours. No one wants to be the odd man out. Hope people in delaware got out now that new jersey just packed the roads. Good luck, y'all. The traffic isn't going to get any better by being a dick about it.

jmc8888's picture

Here's to hoping Snookie and the rest of the idiots on that nothing show don't heed that order.  Perhaps some actual reality in their 'reality' show for ONCE?

Well while not a tornado, I guess someone has to replace the wicked witch of the east that Dorothy landed on.   I guess Ms. Wylde of the NY fed was not available, she was too busy making sure homes were crushing OTHER people.