Don's Home Emergency Hurricane Sandy - New Jersey
See Aftermath below for current state of affairs in Bridgewater, NJ
Contacts |Overview |Govt Links | News: | Shelters: | Utilities: | Transportation: |
Bridgewater Police 908 243-8632 (911 for emergencies) Bridgewater Township 908 725-6300 New Jersey State Health & Information 211 Somerset Co EMS 909 231-7124 AARP New Jersey 866 542-8165 Utilities: See belowOverview Sandy became a category 2 storm (96-110 mph winds) on Thursday and was dubbed a "Frankenstorm" by officials.
It dropped to a category 1 storm (74-95 mph) over the weekend with wind speeds around 75. Speeds increased to 90 mph Sunday night and Monday morning. It is expected to still have hurricane force winds when it hits landfall Monday evening and drop to a tropical storm (39-73 mph) on Tuesday.
South Jersey and the Philadelphia area are expected to get 8 inches or more of rain; North Jersey and the New York City area are expected to get 4-8 in.
Average rain for October is 3.3 in for the month. Hurricane Irene (2011) dropped 13 in in Somerville.
Hurricanes rotate counter clockwise so North New Jersey and New York City may be hit with the brunt of the winds coming off the Atlantic. Winds will be from the Southeast in North New Jersey.
It could be the most powerful storm on make landfall in New Jersey in modern history. NJ.com.
While Sandy's winds were not overwhelming for a hurricane, its width was what made it exceptional. Hurricane force winds extended 105 miles from its center while its lesser tropical storm-force winds reached across 900 miles. This more than twice the size of the average hurricane.
How much did it cost? - How much was due to sea level rise?
Govt Links National Hurricane Center (www.nhc.noaa.gov) - Sandy Active Storms - Public Advisories National Weather Forecast Office - South NJ | New York City AccuWeather | weather.com | NWS Mobile | Wunderground New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricanes.html) LIST OF PHARMACIES, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND GAS STATIONS THAT ARE UP AND RUNNING - NJOEM (READY NJ) Alerts Sign up for alerts from local agencies at Nixle.com - Somerset County - Police: Bound Brook, Green Brook, Raritan, Far Hills , NJ State FEMA-Federal Emergency Management Agency (www.ready.gov) - Hurricanes - Before During and After Emergency Preparedness and Response Hurricanes - CDC - Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness (Emergency Supplies) NWS Hurricane Safety Brochure - NOAA (Before, During, After the storm) News: Aftermath: ABC | Fox | Huffington PostNew Jersey American Water Alerts
Verizon | News Center - Homepage
PSE&G: - Outages (www.pseg.com/outagecenter)
According to to Bridgewater Mayor, Dan Hayes, message on Fri. Nov. 2,
Their message from Sunday 10/28:
I called the above number 3 times on Saturday 11/3 with the following results.
Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at pseg.com. General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online at www.pseg.com/outagecenter and updates are posted on pseg.com during severe weather.
Jersey Central Power and Light: (FirstEnergy)
For updated information on the company's preparation efforts for the hurricane, current outages, FirstEnergy's storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, go to www.firstenergycorp.com or www.jcp-l.com. JCP&L will also provide updates via Twitter at @JCP_L, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/JCPandL.
Report Power Outages (www.firstenergycorp.com)
Port Authority Alerts & Advisories - EWR - Newark Airport
Register for Alerts & Advisories
Newark International Airport Real-Time Status (www.fly.faa.gov)
FlightView (EWR) Newark Flight Tracker & Airport Delays
Hurricane Flood Zones| wnyc.org
WunderMap® | Interactive Weather Map and Radar | Weather Underground
National Hurricane Center (www.nhc.noaa.gov)
Aftermath - Bridgewater NJ
The Complete Story of Sandy: a Timeline of Horror and Recovery at gizmodo
As of Wed. morning, 11/7 there there were more than 4,000 without power (3,419 PSE&G and 888 JCP&L), about 28% of the 14,842 residences and 450 commercial and industrial buildings *.
According to reports from the PSE&G work plan (pseg.com/workplan),
After the weekend, according to the plan, about 760 PSE&G customers (about 6%) are still expected to be without power in Bridgewater.
After nor'easter, Athena, Wed. JCP&L outages in Bridgewater were up slightly to 996.
As of Fri. Nov 8th.
Right after storm: ABC | Fox | Huffington Post
PSE&G worked on commercial areas and hospitals on Tuesday. A few trucks showed up in Bridgewater by Wednesday afternoon. The local township cannot clear trees blocking roads that are touching power lines, PSE&G must release the lines first.
Some mobile phone service is flakey. Some are predicting it will get worse as backup generators at the towers run out of fuel, which is in short supply.
There were over 2-3 hour waits for gas. One person got in line at 7 AM and waited 2 1/2 hours for the Hess on Rt 22. Lines were over 1 1/2 miles long.
On Thursday one person found gas at a Wawa in the Phillipsburg area off Route
22 on Roseberry Street near the PA border, with only a 20 min. wait.
McDonalds, Costco, Home Depot, Target, ShopRite and a few other stores were open Wed.
LIST OF PHARMACIES, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND GAS STATIONS THAT ARE UP AND RUNNING - NJOEM (READY NJ) Alerts
The State Police Regional Operation and Intelligence Center (ROIC) has the same list.
I couldn't find a working ATM. Although power seemed to be up on Rt 28 in Bound Brook, the banks were closed and ATMs were not working. The ATM at Quick Check had power but says "Temporarily out of service". Bank of America in Somerville was open.
Pictures - Martinsvlle NJ
I was lucky.
Martinsville and Bridgewater Pictures.
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No sign of electrical or telephone company trucks on Tuesday, so it will be a while before we get power back.
Some Voting Places Changed
Mail-in ballots will be available from 8:15 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday. The ballots can be picked up at the county administration building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville.
Power Outages Cause Some Polling Places to Change - Bridgewater, NJ Patch
Preparing For A Hurricane: A Disaster Preparedness Checklist | ammo.com
Power Outage Survival
LIST OF PHARMACIES, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND GAS STATIONS THAT ARE UP AND RUNNING
- NJOEM (READY NJ) Alerts
American Red Cross Disaster Newsroom | Hurricane App | Register as Safe & Well
NJ Office of Emergency Management - Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
Hurricanes and New Jersey Historical at MidAtlanticHurricanes.com
York Co. lab show dangers of high winds for windows | York Adams - WGAL Home
Public Health - Preparedness and Response (Home Survival Kit)
See General Emergency Page here
5 Ways to Survive a Devastating Hurricane | Life Hackery
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