The good news is, as meteorologist Dan Zarrow tells us, Hurricane Joaquin's very unlikely to hit New Jersey or anywhere on the East Coast directly.

The bad news is we could still see fierce rain and winds. Already Friday, low-lying areas near the Shore were flooding. And we might see power outages, road closures or other complications this weekend as Joauqin's secondary effects reach us.

Here's what you need to know all weekend long:

ON THE RADIO: Listen to New Jersey 101.5 anytime on air, online or on your phone by downloading RadioPupBONUS: With Joaquin moving away, we're expecting a mostly music-filled weekend — and the music weekends are totally commercial-free on our live-streams.

SOCIAL: Follow New Jersey 101.5 on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Message us with questions and what you're experiencing where you are.

WEATHER: Keep an eye on Dan Zarrow's blog all weekend for updates on Joaquin and New Jersey weather as they come

TRAFFIC AND ROADS: Visit for current alerts, and text TRAFFIC to 89000 for text alerts as they come. Additionally, The New Jersey Department of Transportation issues alerts through

MASS TRANSIT: NJ Transit issues advisories at and on Twitter @NJTransit.

POWER: PSE&G customers: See PSE&G's power map for outages and report downed trees, gas leaks, other emergencies or outages to 800-436-PSEG. JCP&L customers: See JCP&L's map for outages. Call in issues to 888-LIGHTSS or report your outage online. Atlantic City Electric customers: See Atlantic City Electric's map or call 800-833-7476 for any issues.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Announcements are updated in real-time at Are you a school official? You can register your district at the link as well.

STATE EMERGENCY ALERTS: The state Office of Emergency Management issues alerts on Facebook and Twitter.

COMMUNITY ALERTS: Many New Jersey towns use the Nixle system to send alerts. Many others use Everbridge. Check those services and your municipal website for more information.

USING A GENERATOR? Here's how to keep safe. Carbon monoxide poisoning caused five New Jersey deaths in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.


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