NJ Governor Postpones Halloween Due to Hurricane Damage

Three Kids in Halloween CostumesA few hours before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie said he would cancel Halloween in New Jersey pending on conditions. Today, he delivered on that promise.

Christie signed an executive order postponing all celebrations of the holiday until Monday, November 5.  He cited flooding, fallen trees, downed power lines, and emergency work as potential dangers to children and their families.

“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.

New Jersey is still under a state of emergency. President Obama will be in New Jersey this afternoon to survey the damage with Christie.

Image: Three Kids in Halloween Costumes via Shutterstock

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  1. by Courtney

    On October 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I live in northern New Jersey, in a heavily wooded area. My town is 100% without power and it would be irresponsible to allow the children or trick-or-treat in pitch blackness and it woul be unfair to the children to cancel Halloween for the second year in a row. Last year, we had a Nor’easter that dropped three feet of snow two days before Halloween. These kids need to celebrate in a safe environment!

  2. by liza

    On October 31, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    yup he wont let sandy f#%k up his candy ;P ….no but i actually think this was for the best we as parent put in so much time,effort & money into making it one of the best(only second to christmas)times of the year.It/we deserve a postponement!let us all have candy and dress as we wish!!