Friday, October 26, 2018
High Wind Warning- Update #1
The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for our area from 3am until 11am Saturday, October 27. Beginning late tonight through Saturday morning, we can expect wind and rain, heavy at times. Winds are expected to be 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60mph. Please secure or store any loose items such as garbage cans, flower pots, lawn ornaments, Halloween decorations etc. as they can become dangerous projectiles in high winds.
High winds bring with it the possibility of power outages. The Mayor’s office has been in contact with JCP&L and they have confirmed that additional resources are available to address outages should they occur. Outages should be reported to JCP&L as reporting helps JCP&L to pinpoint the damage, isolate and restore as safely and quickly as possible. Outages can be called into JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com.
Please immediately report downed wires to JCP&L or the Marlboro Division of Police. Never go near or drive over a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity. Please do not drive your vehicle through flood waters or drive around barriers. The water may be deeper than you think it is.
In addition to securing outside items, we suggest that you keep electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers fully charged to be ready for any emergencies. Flashlights, a portable radio and extra batteries should be kept handy in the event a power interruption occurs.
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. Please keep a watch on local weather forecasts. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance. Stay safe.
Mayor Jon Hornik