Singer Jon Bon Jovi opts to continue with Bon Jovi's world concert tour despite tearing his calf muscle at the end of a concert in New Jersey.
The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, Louisiana, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, and mayors of cities in other states, order the closure of all bars and restaurants and ban gatherings of 50 or more people in their states or cities in response to the pandemic.
Heavy gunfire is exchanged between police and two shooters in Jersey City, New Jersey. Six people are killed: a police officer, the shooters, and three people inside a kosher supermarket, which the shooters barricaded themselves in. Police describe the shooting as an "ambush".
Democrat United States Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey dies at age 89 from pneumonia. Republican governor Chris Christie is tasked with choosing a replacement Senator. [http:--www.washingtontimes.com-news-2013-jun-3-sen-frank-lautenberg-dies-89-new-jersey-democrat-w- "(Washington Post)"]
Dharun Ravi, the U.S. student who secretly filmed the sexual activities of his gay room-mate Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide when the film was exposed, is sentenced to 30 days in prison by a New Jersey judge. Ravi avoids the maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment.
The National Weather Service issues flash flooding warnings for the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia. [http:--news.smh.com.au-breaking-news-world-mass-evacuation-as-floods-hit-us-northeast-20110909-1k0aq.html (AFP via "Sydney Morning Herald")]More than 12 inches (30 cm) of rain falls in the region surrounding the capital of Harrisburg, causing heavy flooding and evacuations. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2011-09-08-usa-flooding-idUSN1E78719D20110908 (Reuters)]115,000 people are ordered to evacuate from the city of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston as flood waters threaten the levees along the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20140407094759-http:--www.timesleader.com-news-Mandatory-Evacuation-of-Wyoming-Valley.html ("The Times Leader")]Heavy rains and rockslides close the Schuylkill Expressway, a major artery into Philadelphia. [http:--www.myfoxphilly.com-dpp-weather-Lees_Remnants_Flash_Flooding_Closes_Schuylkill_Expressway_090811 (FOX Philly)]Pennsylvania closes and evacuates the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and the state government is suspended. [http:--www.pennlive.com-midstate-index.ssf-2011-09-evacuation_of_pa_governors_res.html ("Patriot-News")]At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019 At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019