Press Release of Town of West New York on reference to Hurricane Sandy

 TOWN OF WEST NEW YORK

MAYOR FELIX ROQUE, MD

 

A State of Emergency Has Been Issued for NJ

A State of Emergency was issued this morning for New Jersey, as the state prepares itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, still on track to make landfall Monday. The storm is expected to produce strong winds, heavy rains and a strong storm surge.

This storm should be taken very seriously and it is not too early to start preparing.

In anticipation of the impending storm it is advised that aging residents and individuals with disabilities and their families finalize their emergency preparedness plans in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s expected landfall on Monday.

We are recommending that our residents do the following:

  1. Relocate to higher grounds. If you cannot relocate to higher ground, please ensure that you have enough basic necessities, such as food, water, flashlights, batteries, to sustain yourself in the event we experience flooding or significant power outages.
  2. During the storm, please draw blinds and or shades and stay away from glass doors and windows.
  3. Please secure any loose items from balconies and outside of your residence such as trash receptacles, or anything else that would otherwise cause a safety hazard should strong winds blow it away.
  4. Please move all vehicles to higher ground. Vehicles may be parked on any residential street or in the municipal lots located at 54th and Park Ave, and 66th Park Avenue, 59th Madison Street, or 62nd Van Buren Place.

Click on link to view resources available for our most vulnerable residents:
http://www.state.nj.us/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121027f.html

 

 

Important Contact Information

West New York Office of Emergency Management 201-295-5000

NJ Counties Emergency Management Contacts: http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html
NJ 2-1-1 – by I Want This”New Jersey’s

Toll-Free Helpline: http://www.nj211.org/
Forecast & Weather/Flood Info
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
National Weather Service Mt. Holly: www.weather.gov/phi
NWS NY for NE NJ Counties: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/
Flood Info: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=phi

How To Prepare
NJ Hurricane Safety Page:http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricanes.html
FEMA: www.ready.gov
Preparedness Info (Spanish): http://www.listo.gov/
NJ Untilities Company

NJ Travel Info
NJ DOT: http://www.511nj.org/
NJ Transit: http://www.njtransit.com
Turnpike Authority: http://www.state.nj.us/turnpike/index.html
Port Authority:http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1449

Red Cross Shelter Info
View Red Cross Shelter Info
Mayor Felix Roque and the Board of Commissioners of West New York

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