The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service have posted a Hurricane Watch and Severe Storm alert for the Woodbridge area.
The National Weather Service predicts heavy rainfall, sustained winds, coastal flooding, and above normal high tides may impact Woodbridge from noon Sunday, Oct. 28, through 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. There is a probability that flooding will occur along creeks and streams and in low-lying areas of Woodbridge, Avenel and Colonia.
The Woodbridge Police Department, the Office of Emergency Management, and the Department of Public Works are closely monitoring storm conditions and will be on-duty throughout the duration of the storm event. Residents and business-owners in flood-prone areas are reminded to move vehicles to higher ground and to be prepared to undertake emergency procedures should the Office of Emergency Management issue specific storm-related warnings. Residents are encouraged to develop a storm plan in the event of an evacuation notice and to stock-up on non-perishable foods, bottled water, batteries, and a battery-operated radio.
The Office of Emergency Management has established communications with the State of New Jersey and Middlesex County Offices of Emergency Management and Township utility and service agencies, including PSEG, NJNG, Middlesex Water Co., MCUA, RVSA, and critical public service agencies. All Woodbridge Township fire departments, ambulance services, Community Emergency Response Team, and Auxiliary police officers are on alert status and are available to respond to any emergency situation anywhere in the Township.
Woodbridge Township residents should tune to local TV news and weather reports, TV-35, or log-on to the Township Web Page for specific storm-related announcements. Woodbridge Township Reverse 9-1-1 alerts will be issued as necessary. For updated storm and weather-related information, go to the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.