Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Morris Residents: Storm Alert for Nor'EasterFROM THE MORRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 

Good morning:

We are currently monitoring a Strong Nor’ Easter from the Morris County Emergency Operations Center. A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m.. We anticipate Northeast winds of 20-30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH.

Forecast data suggests 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 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-inch of sleet is possible, with the best chance for a coating of 1-inch towards and north of I-80.

The main threat will end by 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. 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. 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 (http://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.

Be safe!

Jeffrey S. Paul

Director, Office of Emergency Management

Morris County Dept. of Law & Public Safety