July 8, 2021
Tropical Storm Warning (Elsa) Update #2
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Tropical Storm Warning in effect until 10:15 pm tonight. Elsa is expected to move into our area this evening and continue into Friday morning. The primary concern with Elsa is heavy rainfall totaling 2 to 4 inches, with 6 inches possible in some local areas making flash flooding possible. Winds can be 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60mph. We are also under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9pm this evening and, as we experienced this week, watches can turn to warnings very rapidly. Should that happen, please take cover.
Chief Pezzullo and the Marlboro Township Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Elsa.
Tropical Storm Elsa Update #1 email sent yesterday with ways to plan, prepare and stay in touch is linked here.
A few safety reminders:
- Please lower umbrellas and awnings and keep your cell phone and electronic devices charged.
- 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.
- Do not drive through flooded roadways - you do not know the condition of the road underneath. Just 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars and cause loss of control.
Weather Alerts can change quickly. Please download a weather app such as Accuweather or FEMA and turn on alerts for our area. We will update you as needed. Stay safe.
Mayor Jon Hornik