Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo and Sheriff /OEM Coordinator Armando B. Fontoura declared a state of emergency for Essex County at 1600 hours on 10/28/12. All county residents are urged to remain off roads and stay indoors when possible. Conditions will progressively deteriorate as the day goes on.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER OPENINGS
The following Emergency Operations Centers are open as of 1000 hours on 10/29/12: Essex County OEM, Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Nutley, Verona and West Orange.
SHELTERS OPEN AS OF 10/29/12 @ 1000 Hours
When seeking shelter the following progressive shelter guidelines should be followed;
1. Shelter at HOME if possible, if not possible
2. Shelter with a FAMILY MEMBER or FRIEND, if not possible
3. Seek Shelter at a LOCAL Shelter, if not possible
4. Seek Shelter at a COUNTY Shelter, if not possible
5. Seek Shelter at a STATE Shelter
State- Montclair State University -1 Normal Ave. Montclair NJ
County – Codey Arena – 560 Northfield Ave. West Orange NJ
Bloomfield Civic Center – 84 Broad St. Capacity 30-50/pet friendly
Newark – JFK Recreation Center – 211 W. Kinney Street, Capacity 500/pet friendly
West Orange – West Orange High School, Conforti Ave – Capacity 300/pet friendly
The following link provides state wide Red Cross Shelter Information
View Red Cross Shelter Info.
POWER FAILURE CONTACT INFORMATION
The following link will provide residents with contact information for NJ Utilities Companies in case of power failure NJ Utilities Company Info .
Today - Tropical storm conditions are possible, rain will be heavy at times with wind gusts as high as 55 MPH. Precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches.
Conditions will progressively deteriorate as the day goes on.
Tonight- tropical storm conditions possible. Rain will be heavy at times with possible wind gusts up to 70 MPH. New precipitation up to 2 inches.
Forecasts & Weather/Flood Info
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service Mt. Holly: www.weather.gov/phi
NWS NY for NE NJ Counties: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/
Flood Info: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=phi
Preparedness Info (Spanish): http://www.listo.gov/