Sunday, December 30, 2012
Nearly 1,500 residents without power for about seven hours Sunday.
Service to JCP&L's customers affected by the power outage has been restored, according to the company's outage map and township officials. The outage was caused by a downed power line on King George Road, after high winds toppled a tree. In response to the power outage that occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, the Warren Office of Emergency Management opened a warming shelter for residents at Stonecrest Community Church for those who were without power.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Be a part of the township's response during emergencies—but you'll need to act quickly.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Help myself. Help my family. Help my neighbors. Help my town. Did you have and execute a plan for safety, shelter, medical needs, communication, food, and other consumables during our most recent storms? How were you prepared for a power outage, gasoline shortage, blocked roads, and no well-water access. Learn how to survive the first 72-hours of an emergency by taking the free CERT training offered by our Somerset County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). The Warren Township “Community Emergency Response Team” (CERT) is looking for volunteers to join our team! Starting Jan. 15th, the Somerset County OEM is offering a free CERT course to the first 50 Somerset County residents who register. The CERT training program educates people about…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After two weeks, power believed to be fully restored.
Warren Township has ended its Hurricane Sandy emergency response, following the complete restoration of power to township residents. In a final message from the twonship's Office of Emergency Management, OEM Director Jane Asch said any lingering outages are likely to be individual connection issues and not from downed lines. "The Office of Emergency Management crisis center will be closed today and this is the final OEM update," Asch said in a reverse 9-1-1 message. Many residents found the daily updates from Asch and Mayor Carolann Garafola very helpful in keeping up with the ongoing issues with power outages, warming shelters and gas supplies. The OEM had opened the crisis center on Oct. 26, days before the storm arrived, to begin …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As the storm worsens, here's what you need to know now.
Warren OEM Coordinator Jane Asch is urging residents to heed Gov. Chris Christie's recommendation to stay off roads during Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, that may not be easy. "The Police Department is recommending people stay off the roads until Wednesday," Asch said, noting the forecast is calling for Sandy to continue through most of Tuesday. Being on the roads during the storm is a double threat, too: Asch says the danger from falling trees, branches and power lines not only endangers drivers, but also endangers police or rescue squad members who might have to respond if problems develop. As of Monday, Asch said townships are being advised utility companies will not be making repairs to downed lines and power outages before Thursday—…