Cumberland County, N.J. prepares for Hurricane Irene

    With damage lingering, federal assistance pending and some roads still closed from the last major storm, Cumberland County, N.J., is preparing for yet another storm.

    As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the coast, the county is making some quick repairs before Irene lands this weekend.

    Roads and bridges will be cleared and patched, while lakes — already empty from the last storm — have to be cleared of debris.

    The News of Cumberland County reports the county Office of Emergency Management has just wrapped up some hurricane training, while municipalities take precautions with road bolsters and make sure the lines of communication stay open.

    Preparations will be in place by Friday.

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