Monday, January 23, 2017 – 3:00 pm
High Wind Warning #2
The High Wind Warning continues to be in effect in our area through 9:00 this evening. The strongest winds are expected to occur this afternoon and evening. Winds are expected to gust as high as 60MPH with periods of heavy rain and possible flooding.
If you have not done so already, please secure or store any loose items such as garbage cans, flower pots, lawn ornaments, etc. as they can become dangerous projectiles in high winds. Travel may become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Power outages, downed tree limbs and wires have been reported throughout the state, especially in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We suggest that you keep your electronics fully charged and have flashlights with fresh batteries readily available. The Mayor’s office continues to be in contact with JCP&L and they have confirmed that additional resources are available to address outages throughout the night.
We remind you that power outages should be reported directly to JCP&L using one of the many methods available. You may call JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report your outage, click here to report your outage online or here for text messaging. Outage information is also available on JCP&L’s 24/7 Power Center Maps and on the JCP&L Facebook page. Please immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or the Marlboro Division of Police. Never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity.
Updates, if needed, will be made through Township emails, the website and Social Media pages. Please see 'Communications for Residents' to sign up for any or all of the communication options.
The Marlboro K-8 School District has cancelled all after school programs. Accordingly and as per policy, all evening Marlboro Recreation programs and activities are also cancelled and the Recreation Center will close at 4:30pm. For more, call Recreation at 732-617-0100.
As always, the Marlboro Police are available 24 hours a day at (732) 536-0100. For emergencies, please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1. We ask that you please NOT call the Marlboro Police for information regarding power outages and restoration updates. It is vitally important that Dispatch lines stay open for reporting of closed roads, downed trees and wires, and medical and fire emergencies.
We will continue to update the public through email, reverse 9-1-1 and social media, as necessary. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.
Mayor Jon Hornik