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Latest South Orange OEM Update Post-Sandy

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Latest South Orange OEM Update Post-Sandy

  1. 1. Updated: November 4, 2012 at 6:33PM According to PSE&G, most of South Orange residents will have power back by Tuesday night. They expect 1,088 will be restored by Sunday night, 745 more Monday night and 906 POWER more Tuesday night. On Sunday afternoon, dozens of utility trucks and crews were spotted working hard to get South Orange back on the grid, and you can keep up on the latest at: www.pseg.com/workplan. Report outages directly to PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 The result of various work on the water system throughout the storm can be the temporary flow of brownish water, which will dissipate over time. These iron sediments PRESENT NO WATER HEALTH HAZARDS and will quickly dissipate, although some sink faucet screens may become clogged. Resident should not do laundry until the brown color dissipates. Residents are strongly encouraged to limit water usage to actual necessities to conserve supply. • Leaves and debris/wood material must be in separate piles by the curbCLEANUP • No branches or wooded material can exceed 4" in diameter • Private landscapers/contractors must arrange for private disposal of leaves and debris Residents who need shelter can take advantage of the Essex County Shelter at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave in West Orange.You can stay overnight in a building with food, heat, power, and bathroom facilities. We would ask that all residents seeking shelter bring your own bedding (sleeping bags, pillows, etc.) and at least one change of clothes. If you haveSHELTER special dietary needs, then please bring your own food. A cot will be provided as available. For those residents who require assistance for special needs, please call the South Orange Police Department at 973-763-3000. Questions about the shelter can be directed to the Red Cross at Tel.571-205-3288 for more information. From NJ Transit - Morris & Essex Line: This line has experienced significant damage to overhead wires, especially between Summit and Milburn, as well as Denville and Morristown. In addition, flooding in Kearny hasTRANSIT caused rail washouts making rail traffic impassable. Service remains suspended until further notice. Find more information directly from NJ Transit at http://njtransit.com. On Sunday Governor Christie Announced Emergency Trans-Hudson Access Plan Starting Monday: http://southorange.org/notices.asp?guid=5ec37f4e Please note the following polling location changes for Tuesday, Nov. 6 • Baird Center moved to the South Orange Library (65 Scotland Road), First Floor • South Mountain Annex moved to the S.O. Middle School (70 N. Ridgewood Rd) VOTING • Father Vincent Monella Center moved to Our Lady of Sorrows (172 Academy Street) To find more information on early voting, or if you have any questions on any election issues, visit http://essexclerk.com or call the South Orange Village Clerk at 973 378 7715 x1.! Many ways to stay updated: www.SouthOrange.org @SouthOrangeNJ on Twitter: Village email/text/voice alerts: Nixle: https://local.nixle.com/register/ http://twitter.com/SouthOrangeNJ southorange.org/alerts Call Village Hall during business hours Latest updates will be posted on SOMAtv Bulletins 973 378 7715 http://southorange.org S.O. Village Patch Blog Local email distribution lists. Landline telephone via reverse 911. www.southorange.patch.com/users/ If you get an email, forward it Ensure you check your home voice messages. village-of-south-orange/blog_posts to your neighbors!Find information on disaster assistance from FEMA: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ Find locations of nearby gas stations from NJ OEM: http://bit.ly/NJSandyGasStations

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