Posted Monday, August 3rd, 2020
National Weather Service Issues Tropical Storm Warning and Flash Flood Watch
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is monitoring weather-related information concerning Tropical Storm Isaias. We recognize there may be changes to the forecast over the next 24 hours, and specific timing of the storm may be one of them.
Current data suggests a few rain showers moving into our area later this evening which will continue into early Tuesday morning. Steadier and heavier rain is expected to begin later Tuesday morning, with impacts Tuesday afternoon into the early evening.
At this time, rain is expected to conclude Tuesday night. Current data suggests rainfall amounts of 3-6” are possible.
Winds are anticipated to increase Tuesday morning, with more significant winds Tuesday afternoon and evening. There may be sustained winds of 35-45 mph with potential gusts of 60-70 mph for a few hours at the peak of the storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning and flash flood watch, which are in effect from 10pm through Tuesday evening.
For additional information, listen to NOAA Weather Radio or visit www.weather.gov.
Morris County OEM will virtually activating the county Emergency Operations Center and will work closely with JCP&L and other ESF partners throughout the storm.
Please, do NOT call 9-1-1 for power related issues unless it is a TRUE EMERGENCY. In addition, the 9-1-1 system should not be used for other non-emergent calls. We want to make sure that our 9-1-1 operators can focus on storm emergencies.
Animals: Please make sure you take care of your animals. Do not put them outside when storm conditions are significant and potentially dangerous.
Elderly: Please check on the elderly and those with special needs pre-storm to make sure they have adequate supplies and that they have a plan in the event that power is out.
Potential Power Outage Information (JCP&L):