Harrison’s DPW is out in full force today with suspended parking enforcement. The public works department will be further discussing parking; such as non-parking areas, with Harrison’s Police Department. They will use the reverse 911 system to provide residents with specific instructions.
A OEM (Office of Emergency Management) meeting was held in preparation for the storm with all department heads this morning. “We had every aspect of the town represented. Phone numbers are verified and plans have been put into place. We are prepared to open shelter,” stated Harold Stahl, OEM coordinator. The shelter is located at the senior center, 221 Harrison Avenue. An emergency generator has already been brought over to the shelter. Hot meals will also be provided to seniors over the next two-days.
Kearny held their OEM meeting this morning with the mayor, members of the OEM, and all major department heads. All emergency services are well prepared for the storm. Police, Fire and Ambulance all have sufficient personnel and equipment to handle both normal calls for service as well as storm-related tasks. The Department of Public Works also has sufficient personnel and equipment to plow and salt the streets for the duration of the event.
Kearny Public Schools will have an early dismissal today. No decision has been made regarding school tomorrow.
Garbage collection will be suspended today. No decision has been made regarding garbage and recycling pick-up tomorrow.
There will be no parking along the primary snow emergency streets within the town for the duration of the event. Police will begin ticketing and towing any vehicle parked on those streets beginning at 8 PM tonight. A list of the streets can be found on the town’s website www.kearnyusa.com. Residents are reminded not to throw snow back into the street when clearing their property and are also reminded that they are not allowed to “reserve” parking spots on public streets.
The town is prepared to open emergency shelters and warming stations should they be needed. Anyone needing such assistance should contact the Kearny Police Department at (201) 998-1313.