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Chatham Borough Hurricane Sandy Preparedness

The Borough of Chatham is well underway in making plans to address issues that may arise as a result of the impact anticipated from Hurricane Sandy.  During the critical stages of these type of events emergency services are often taxed in their attempt to address the many issues that often occur simultaneously such as; downed trees and power lines, road closures, flooding and power outages which affect street and traffic lights throughout the Borough.

Therefore, we want to take a moment to remind residents that they can take some steps to help prepare themselves for these types of events.  The most important thing people can do is have three days’ worth of water and food for each person in the house, batteries for flashlights, cell phones, portable radios and things like that. Be prepared to be without power.  JCP&L does their best to restore power as quickly as possible however; in high wind conditions they are limited in their operations.  Residents should remain indoors during times of high wind to avoid being injured by debris, downed power lines or falling trees.  In addition, residents using portable generators should be aware of the possible dangers so as to avoid accidents or injuries (generator related information can be found on the Chatham Borough website)..  Please abide by all road and sidewalk closures and especially pay close attention to avoid downed wires which can be difficult to see in low light situations.

The Chatham Borough website which can be found at http://chathamborough.org offers safety information, contact information and updated information directly related to Hurricane Sandy.  All emergencies should be reported to emergency service personnel through 9-1-1 and not the administrative police lines.  Reception areas will be set up at the Borough Emergency Squad building and the Borough Fire Department Commons Room where residents can come to charge cell phones, computers and the like. 

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The Chatham Fire Department will not pump out cellars until the rain has stopped and the water in the cellar is above 5 inches deep.  However, if there are emergent circumstances such as utilities being threatened by rising water creating a flood emergency requiring the services of the Chatham Fire Department please contact 9-1-1 immediately.

The Borough will provide storm related updates to our web site and utilize the Everbridge mass notification system as necessary. 

Residents can and are encouraged to report individual power outages directly to JCP&L in the following manner:

Via the web at:  https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.htm.

Or by calling: (888) 544-4877

In addition, residents can register to receive mass notifications through the Morris County Everbridge System by going to the following website to register:


This will be the system used by the Borough of Chatham to deliver mass messages to the community.


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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

Friends of the Library are continuing their book collection in preparation for Annual Book Sale.  Kids are off from school on Monday for Presidents’ Day – bring them to the library!  We have plenty for them to do.  For adults, Professor Licklider’s second lecture on North Korea will take place on Tuesday.  The ...

Imagine a Chatham Toboggan Ride from the Top of Fairmount Avenue to Main Street

Did you know….
there was a time when Chatham kids could ice skate from downtown Chatham all the way to Florham Park? And that a toboggan ride could last from the top of Fairmount Avenue down to Main Street and beyond?

Those were the days!

This was back in the early to mid-1900s. The Passaic River meandered through grassy meadows and woods on the north side of Chatham. The marshy ...


February 20, 2018

To the Editor,

I told my daughter I needed to write about gun violence. Know what she told me? “Mom, be sure you’re not too polarizing. People won’t listen.” She’s right. At age eleven she’s figured out that we adults need to be reminded how to speak to one another in order to fix a problem. But I have hope and belief that we can fix that discourse in our ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

February 22, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:


For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...