TOWNSHIP OF MONTGOMERY
Mayor Christine Madrid
Deputy Mayor Ed Trzaska
POLICE ADVISORY: Prepare for Severe Storms
Current indications are that Hurricane Joaquin will impact the U.S. Northeast - at minimum some flooding is likely here, however it tracks. Below are ways to prepare this weekend.
Montgomery Township is taking all necessary steps to be ready for this storm. While Montgomery's emergency management team hopes that the storm track and intensity will be less severe, we are erring on the side of caution. We encourage all Montgomery residents to prepare now.
Depending on where and how it hits land, Hurricane Joaquin has the potential to cause significant disruptions. Utilities such as electricity, phone, water, and internet service may be disrupted. Outages could last for more than 24 hours and heat could be out in homes. Grocery stores and pharmacies could close or residents might not be able to reach them. Because of Montgomery's river basin location, road closures may occur. Travel may be unsafe or impossible during and soon after the
storm, when flood waters may still be rising.
Please anticipate these possibilities and prepare to be able to "shelter in place" - remain at home until vehicular traffic and utility services are restored.
Residents who feel they are unable to shelter in place should develop a plan to leave the region
before the storm arrives.
Please consider the following household preparations in the next few days:
TO MINIMIZE DAMAGE
* Remove or secure all objects that may become
air borne from yards and porches.
* Clear valuable items off floors of basements.
* Make sure gutters and leaders and sump pump drains are clear.
* If there is a roadway storm drain near your home, make sure it is clear of debris.
* Fill up gas tanks and garage your vehicles during the storm, avoid parking under trees.
* If you have a generator you plan to use should power fails, test it now. Read through these
Generator Safety Tips
* If forecasts warrant, consider having a sufficient supply of fuel on-hand, appropriately stored in suitable portable containers, for generators in the event of sparce fuel resources.
* Fill all needed prescriptions and keep a first aid kit stocked.
* Have sufficient food
that does not require cooking. Consider packing your freezer and/or a cooler with ice for food storage.
* Stock at least 3 days drinking water (1 gallon/ person/day)
* Fill bathtub/large containers for flushing water.
batteries, have flashlights and portable radios on hand.
Plan for your pets
like you would plan for your family. Make sure to have a stockpile of food and water available. Have a cat carrier or dog crate and a heavy leash available to contain your animals. Make sure your pet has a collar with ID on it.
* Conserve water during the storm. If you have an electric
well pump and are without electric, you may be without water for drinking, cleaning and flushing toilets for an extended period after your tank empties.
We do our best to keep road closure and other emergency information flowing via Nixle and these
Ebulletins during severe weather events. However, conditions may change rapidly. For your own safety, DO NOT CROSS POLICE BARRIERS PLACED IN ROADWAYS. Even if a barrier is not yet placed, do not cross ponded water on roads, especially near waterways. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
* Charge cell phones and use minimally if electric goes out to keep
purchase of a cell phone hand-crank charger. Note: Text messages can sometimes get through when cell calls cannot.
* NIXLE: Montgomery Township Police send out emergency info via Nixle texts & emails. See messages and sign-up at
. Residents can also register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777.
* If you have a smartphone that receives
email, be sure that the email address it uses is subscribed to Montgomery
* Our list of local and regional emergency info channels to consider is found
If possible keep a corded (not portable or VOIP) landline phone available, which will still work when power is out.
PSE&G POWER OUTAGES
* To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G's Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG.
* Power outage info throughout PSE&G service territory is online at
. There you will find a link to an outage map and may register for MyAlerts ahead of time to get texts about an outage.
* Sign up for My Account at
and bookmark the homepage on your
smart phone to report outages and check restoration progress.
* Please do not call the municipal building for utility info; call the utility directly.
* Only dial 9-1-1 in a true emergency.
* Plan and discuss storm safety IN ADVANCE with your family:
How will my family/household get to safe locations? How will we get in touch if
internet or local phone service does not work? Where is a safe place to meet up after the emergency?
* Write out emergency phone numbers. Plan for
possibility of staying with a relative or
friend, should power loss be extended.
Please read your emails from Montgomery Township in the upcoming days. We will be tracking the storm closely. If conditions warrant, the Township will send out further safety tips on what to do during and after a hurricane. This info will also be posted on the Township website at
. Please note: the most up-to-date road closure info is released via Nixle texts/emails by patrolling police officers.
Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept.
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LIKE OR FOLLOW MONTGOMERY TWP:
Frequently Used Phone Numbers
Main Offices : 908-359-8211
Police (Emergency) : 9-1-1 or 908-359-3222
Recreation : 609-466-3023
Rec Sports Field Hotline: 800-731-8412
Senior Center : 609-466-0846
Food Pantry : 609-466-1054
Dept. of Public Works : 908-874-3144
Kid Connection : 908-359-2111
Please note that email correspondence with the Township is a public record and may be subject to disclosure under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.