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MCUrgent: Morris County Shared Emergency Information Network

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Good morning,

We are currently monitoring a Strong Nor’ Easter from the Morris County Emergency Operations Center. A wind advisory remains in effect until 7pm this evening. We anticipate Northeast winds 20-30 mph with gusts up to 55mph. The Forecast data suggests that the strongest winds are expected to occur from late this morning through early this evening. It is possible that the strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines which may result in isolated power outages. In addition to the strong winds and heavy rain, we may also experience a wintry mix scenario. We anticipate drizzle and spotty rain showers this morning. Mid-day will give way to steadier rain with the possibility of some sleet mixing in. The heaviest rain will fall this evening with the possibility of additional sleet. A coating of 1.0" of sleet is possible, with the best chance for a coating of 1.0" towards and north of I-80. The main threat will end by 1AM - 4AM tomorrow morning, with lighter rain and occasionally mixed showers still possible through Tuesday on the tail-end of the storm.

We have been in contact with representatives from JCP&L and we will be speaking with them throughout this storm. If you experience an outage due to the weather, please report it using one of the following methods:

• Text OUT to 544487...
• Online at www.jcp-l.com
• Use the JCP&L smartphone app (iPhone and Android)
• Via the "Report an Outage" tab here on Facebook (statictab.com/h8vmadi from a mobile device)
• Call 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877)

Stay clear of downed power lines. Always assume they are live and dangerous. Report downed lines immediately to 888-544-4877.

We anticipate additional call volume in the Morris County Communications/911 Center. We ask that you only call for an “EMERGENCY”.

We suggest making sure that light-weight objects such as patio furniture, garbage cans and other items be removed and/or secured.

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Good morning,

Light rain will move into the area by 9-11pm this evening and continue into Monday morning. The rain will become moderate to heavy at times Monday afternoon and Monday night. Rainfall amounts of 1-2" will be likely. Northeast winds will be strong and gusty throughout Monday and into Monday night. The National Weather Service has issued a “Wind Advisory” for Morris County from 6am Monday until 7pm. The wind will be sustained around 15-30 mph with gusts to 35-50 mph. The wind will gradually diminish towards midnight Monday night.

Have a great day!
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