As crews continue the recovery effort in the aftermath of Sandy, Governor Chris Christie has postponed Halloween in New Jersey.
Christie signed an executive order which postponed Halloween celebrations across New Jersey until Monday, November 5.
Christie stated the following in a press release:
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,” said Governor Christie. “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.
Other areas besides New Jersey are also postponing Halloween celebrations.
Upper Southampton Township , Pa. The Township is strongly discouraging children and parents from trick or treating. They are suggesting they celebrate trick or treating on Saturday, November 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Abington Township, Pa. Due to the significant dangers of storm debris, as well as the concerns expressed by many residents, President Carol DiJoseph on behalf of Abington Township, is asking families in Abington to Celebrate Halloween on Saturday, November 3.
Bristol Township, Pa. Police are urging residents to postpone trick or treating to November 7 for the safety of the children
Easton, Pa: Mayor Sal Panto has set Saturday, November 3 from 3 to 5 pm as trick-or-treat in Easton. In addition, the annual Halloween Parade will be held this Sunday, November 4, beginning at 3:00 p.m. on South Main Street in Phillipsburg, crossing the Northampton Street Bridge, continuing west on Northampton Street, traveling clockwise around Circle and disbanding along N. Third St. in Easton.