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Vol. 6 Issue 11 - Storm Extra Newton, NJ Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund external link
Relief Drive of Sussex Elks
Clothing Drive to Help Jersey Shore Families

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Road Closures

Storm Damage Map Viewer Please follow the link to the basic map viewer that depicts current bridge and road closures around Sussex County. The application will allow you to pan and zoom throughout the County and the user can click on the point for basic information pertaining to the closure.

11/7/2012 - End of Day Spreadsheet as PDF

Power Outage

View JCP&L Power Outages
by County and Municipality
As an easy to read tabular list external link
On an interactive map external link

Report Power Outages

JCP&L: 888-544-4877 or report online

Sussex Rural Electric: 877-504-6463

Public Health

Environmental and Household

Christie Administration Announces Department of Health Hotline to Answer Questions About Food/Water Safety, Cleaning and Mold Removal external link

Practice Food Safety During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Food Safety During Power Outages
Post-Hurricane Food Safety (PDF)
Flood and Garbage Delay Fact Sheet (PDF)

Storm Recovery

  • 11/7/2012 - Storm Update
    There remain approximately 10 road closures in Sussex County.
    Approximately 15% of JCP&L Customers are without power.
    7 schools have scheduled closures for Thursday, November 8 (see below)
  • 11/7/2012 - School Closures for Thursday, 11/8
    Lenape Valley RHS - no power
    Sparta - unsafe road conditions. All schools have power
    Green - no power
    Stanhope - no power
    Sussex Ed. Services Comm. (Northern Hills Academy) - unsafe road conditions. School has power.

  • 11/7/2012 - Shelters, Warming Shelters and Charging Stations

    All night shelters remain open at Sussex County Technical School and Hopatcong High School. You do not need to spend the night but are welcome to. Stop in any time for warming, food, water, showers or to charge your cell phone. Bring your own blankets, towels and shower supplies. Both overnight shelters are pet friendly. Please bring a leash, pet food, favorite blanket or toy, and a pet carrier if possible.

    Warming shelters are open around the county. Each shelter is providing different levels of comfort, including meals, hot drinks, and electricity. Contact your local fire department for specifics. These shelters are for the comforts offered by each department, not for lodging. Residents needing overnight lodging should check in to either of the regional shelters- Sussex Tech or the Hopatcong High School.

    Hardyston Fire Department (Company 1- Stockholm) 11/5 & 11/6 from 1pm-8pm
    Hamburg Fire Department 6pm-8pm
    Green Township Fire Department 10am-10pm
    Andover Township Fire Department 6pm-9pm
    McAfee Fire Department 4pm-9pm
    Pochuck Valley Fire Department 6pm-9:30pm
    Stillwater Fire Department 24/7.
    Swartswood Fire Department 24/7.
    Vernon Fire Department 6:30pm-11pm
    Montague Fire Department 11/6 9am-9pm
    Stanhope Fire Department 4pm-10pm

    Charging Stations
    All Sussex County branch libraries. Continuing on Monday, the Main Library has coffee, tea, cocoa, and while they last, cookies and muffins. There are outlets for charging phones and other mobile devices. Please let family and friends without power know that they can come to the library for these services.
    The Louise Childs Branch remains closed.

  • 11/7/2012 - Shelters, Warming Shelters and Charging Stations external link

    Follow the link to view an interactive map of shelters around Sussex County. Zoom and pan to find the shelter nearest you.

  • 11/7/2012 - First Energy (JCP&L) estimates for restoration of power to towns in Sussex County.
    Estimates Effective as of 10 a.m. November 7
  • 11/7/2012 - Small Business Assistance Conference Call
    Governor Chris Christie is pleased to offer small business owners the opportunity to join Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...(more)
  • 11/7/2012 - Notice to Businesses from Sussex County Fire Marshal
    Due to the recent power outages from Hurricane Sandy it's highly likely that the battery back-up system in your Exit Signs, Emergency Lights and Alarm Systems have completely drained and are no longer working as designed.
  • 11/7/2012 - List of JCP&L Customers out and restored by municipality.
  • 11/7/2012 - Prescription Drug Disposal Day Modified
    Due to the problems associated with the recent storm, the countywide prescription drug disposal day has been changed and three disposal locations have been cancelled.
  • 11/7/2012 - Federal Disaster Declaration
    The major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey, FEMA-4086-DR, has been amended to include Sussex County for Individual Assistance.
    Follow the link to learn how to register for disaster assistance.
  • 11/2/2012 - State Highways Updates at external link
  • 10/31/2012 - Hotlines Established To Report Price Gouging external link
  • 10/31/2012 - Dep Advises Residents Statewide to Conserve Water in Aftermath of Storm.
  • 10/31/2012 - Christie Administration Activates Volunteer Emergency Response Hotline
  • 10/31/2012 - President Declares Major Disaster for New Jersey
  • 10/30/2012 - NJ211 Hurricane Resource Page
  • 10/29/2012 - New Jersey Herald Video of Sussex County Emergency Operating Center external link
  • 10/29/2012 - Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After an Emergency
  • 10/29/2012 - President Obama Signs New Jersey Emergency Declaration
  • 10/28/2012 - NJ OEM Hurricane Survival Guide external link
  • 10/28/2012 - Radio Stations for Emergency Announcements external link
  • 10/27/2012 - County and Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators external link
  • 10/27/2012 - Resources and Requirements for Operators of Public Water Systems
  • 10/26/2012 - Christie Administration Issues Generator Safety Advisory Ahead of Hurricane Sandy
  • 10/26/2012 - NJ Office of Emergency Management Alerts and Update Blog external link
  • 10/26/2012 - Get the Red Cross hurricane app for your smart phone external link

During times of emergency, tune in to the New Jersey State Emergency Alert System for the most up to date information:

WNJP Sussex 88.5 FM
WNNJ Newton 103.7 FM

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