Welcome to the Borough's OEM Department page. Here you will find the most recent information regarding upcoming storm events.
The Borough actively monitors weather forecasts using the National Weather Service (http://www.weather.gov/) and the National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/) along with various other applications.
Public Outreach Program -- A Reference Guide Coping With A Flood
Hurricane Joaquin information:
PSE&G storm prep press release from 09/30/15
Heavy rains are predicted for our area through the weekend. Motorists
should avoid flooded roadways . Hurricane
Joaquin may impact New Jersey early next week, although it is too early
to predict the impact the storm can or will have on our area. There
is a potential for flooding, high winds, and power outages. Residents
should prepare now and have a family disaster plan.
Things you could do ahead of time in an major storm event include:
All residents should have a family disaster plan ready. Know where you
will be evacuating to, and plan ahead to stay with family and friends
or lodging outside the area. Be sure to provide shelter for your pets
and notify friends and family of your plans. Learn about family disaster planning here: http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Bring all outdoor items such as garbage cans, lawn furniture and other items inside prior to the storm.
Remove debris and keep trees trimmed.
Inspect outside drains to make sure they are free of clogging.
Secure and board up windows in your home.
Cars and boats should be moved to higher ground before exiting your home.
Store valuables and important documents in a waterproof safety deposit box in the highest level of your home.
Make sure generators are in working condition.
Before evacuating, check with your utility company in advance to find out what should be turned off.
Make sure your car has a full tank of gas, cells phones are fully
charged, prescription medications are filled and have enough money,
clothes, blankets, diapers, formula and personal items to get you
through several days.
Prior to leaving, unplug appliances, lock your home and do not return until the area is deemed safe.