Hurricane Henri, which is pronounced "ahn-ree", is expected to begin impacting our area tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch which is in effect from today until Monday, August 23rd. The primary hazard for our area is expected to be heavy rain, which could lead to flooding. Strong winds may also cause scattered tree and power line damage.
If you lose power, please report your outage to JCP&L directly by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), or by visiting www.firstenergycorp.com and clicking the “Report Outage” link on firstenergycorp.com, or by texting 544487.
If you notice a downed power line or a tree blocking the road, do not go near it, and report it immediately by calling the non-emergency police number at: (973) 543-2581 and pressing 0 to speak to an operator or email: email@example.com.
Please reserve calling 911 for emergency situations.
Generators can be a lifesaver during power outages, but such devices can also be dangerous if used or installed improperly. Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage.
For information to prepare your family for all hazards and emergencies, attached is a Storm Preparation Checklist prepared by JCP&L. Additional resources are also available on ready.nj.gov.
Stay safe and take care,
Mayor, Mendham Township