Press conference to be conducted live and on the air - Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., Fort Lee Municipal Building, 309 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ
"Since Hurricane Sandy, Fort Lee government has devoted substantial time and effort on ways to ensure the safety of our residents, especially during times of crisis. The lack of telephone service [both land and cellular], lack of internet service, and state-wide power outages made it virtually impossible for government to properly communicate with the public. The inability to communicate with the public, especially seniors and residents with special needs, which confronted the East Coast will no longer be the case for Fort Lee residents" stated Mayor Sokolich. According to the Mayor, "within days of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we convened regular and mandatory meetings with representatives of our emergency service agencies to identify the challenges we were confronted with and what Fort Lee needed to do to address those challenges. Our mandate was clear and concise. Through an unprecedented inter-municipal initiative, Fort Lee will be among a very small group of municipalities within the entire nation which maintains its own dedicated, functional and reliable emergency radio communication system!"