MILLBURN, NJ - As Hurricane Dorian bears down on the southeastern coast of the United States, Millburn Township took the time to post a quick overview of its contingency plan in the event of a similar major weather event.
The partial text of the town's post is below:
Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works begins the process of opening outflow pipes, catch basins, and walking the rivers to clear brush and potential hazards. They service and prepare all 10 submersible pumps which are used during clean up to expedite the removal of standing water. A generator is placed ahead of time at the Gilbert Place pump station, and another is installed at Haran Circle. All sanitary pump stations have emergency generators installed.
The Fire Department evaluates staffing levels should they need to mobilize in the event of a storm. Pumps and generators are readied. The department stocks up on gasoline, checks equipment and conducts last-minute maintenance preparations. A Virtual tabletop drill was conducted with the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, which simulates the delivery of resources to municipalities during a storm.
The Police Department evaluates its staffing levels, and is prepared to respond to an emergency should the need arise.
What You Can Do:
The Township encourages residents to visit the Township's Office of Emergency Management page to find helpful links for storm preparation and safety. Our OEM page has documents with information for pet owners, senior citizens, people with disabilities, commuters, and more. Links to FEMA, NJOEM, and Ready.gov are also included.
Do1Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. Visit the Do1Thing website for tips and precautionary steps that can be taken before a storm.