Mayor Tucci has declared a State of Emergency.

The Office of Emergency Management is advising residents to limit travel as Tropical Storm Isaias expected to move through the area. The Tristate region is at risk of High winds and flash flooding rain that may cause damage to trees and power lines causing electrical outages and related damages. All non-essential travel should be avoided.

Police, Fire, and EMS are prepared to respond to all Emergencies’. Emergency calls should be immediately reported to 911.

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The following is the report from the National Weather Service:

Isaias Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 29, National Weather Service New York NY AL092020, 535 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

 

NJZ106-041745-/O.CON.KOKX.TR.W.1009.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/

Eastern Essex-535 AM EDT Tue Aug 4 2020

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT...

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

    - Newark

    - Belleville

    - Nutley

 

* WIND

    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

        - Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 65 mph

        - Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until early this

          evening

 

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 58

      to 73 mph

        - The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the

          previous assessment.

        - PLAN: Plan for dangerous wind of equivalent strong tropical

          storm force.

        - PREPARE: Last minute efforts to protect life and property

          should now be complete. The area remains subject to

          significant wind damage.

        - ACT: Now is the time to shelter from dangerous wind.

 

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding

        - Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

 

* STORM SURGE

    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible

        - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet

          above ground somewhere within surge prone areas

        - Window of concern: through early Wednesday morning

 

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground 

    - The storm surge threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.

        - PLAN: Shelter against storm surge flooding greater than 1 foot above ground.

        - PREPARE: All flood preparations should be complete. Expect flooding of low-lying roads and property.

        - ACT: Stay away from storm surge prone areas. Continue to follow the instructions of local officials.

 

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding

        - Potential impacts from the main surge event are unfolding.

 

* FLOODING RAIN

    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

        - Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional around 1 inch

 

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for moderate flooding rain 

        - The flooding rain threat has decreased from the previous assessment.

        - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for moderate flooding from heavy rain. Evacuations and rescues are possible.

        - PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area vulnerable to flooding.

        - ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings. Failure to take action may result in serious injury or loss of life.

 

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Significant

        - Moderate rainfall flooding may prompt several evacuations and rescues.

        - Rivers and streams may quickly become swollen with swifter currents and may overspill their banks in a few places, especially in usually vulnerable spots. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may overflow.

        - Flood waters can enter some structures or weaken foundations. Several places may experience expanded areas  of rapid inundation at underpasses, low lying spots, and  poor drainage areas. Some streets and parking lots take on moving water as storm drains and retention ponds overflow. 

          Driving conditions become hazardous. Some road and bridge  closures.

 

    - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

* TORNADO

      - Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

    - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

      UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few       tornadoes

        - The tornado threat has remained nearly steady from the previous assessment.

        - PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include possible  tornadoes.

        - PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the latest tornado situation.

        - ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter if a tornado warning is issued.

 

    - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

        - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events.

        - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions.

        - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

 

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    - https://www.essexsheriff.com

    - https://weather.gov/nyc 

    - https://ready.gov/hurricanes

 

Stay away from downed wires. Downed wires should always be considered live. Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines and immediately call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734) or 911 to report downed wires.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or other enclosed space

If you (or a member of your household) rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining equipment, please notify PSE&G. To learn more, visit pseg.com/life or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).