Friday, October 26, 2012

Denville Storm Information


The Administration, Denville Police and Office of Emergency management have been working on storm preparations since Tuesday.

The Denville Department of Public Works has 4 crews operating in preparation.  They are checking and cleaning storm basins.  Residents are encourage to check any basins by their home and clean appropriately.


Sand is available by the vacant gas station by Denville Seafood for Denville resident and business owners. Proof of residency required for homeowners.  No bags are available but people are encouraged to bag and shovel their own.  There is enough to fill 900 40lb bags.

JCP&L has sent correspondence indicating customers can be without power for up to 10 days

Prepare yourself with generators, water, non-perishable food, warm clothes, flashlights, batteries and charged electronics.

Make plans for leaving flood prone areas now.

A volunteer effort for assisting residents and businesses to prepare is being organized Sat, Oct 27th, 1pm at Denville Town Hall in the Community Room.  Contact me if you can help or require help.


Indian Lake is nearly empty right now and will hopefully assist in being able to hold a large amount of water.  Estling and Shongum Lake are full.  The Shongum Lake dam is closed.

Cedar Lake, Rock Ridge and Picatinny have opened their dams and will close them before the storm.


Morris Knolls High School auditorium and cafeteria will be open Sunday at 1pm as a temporary shelter for people and their animals.  Access through the back of the school by the locker rooms.  Eighty cots are provided but residents must bring their own blankets and are required to register upon arrival. Social Services and CERT will operate the shelter.  All area hotels are booked.


Avoid any flood waters. 


Evacuation time frame notices will be distributed by the Denville Police to flood prone areas.


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Many are predicting this storm will be worse than Hurricane Irene with nearly 6-10 inches of rain.  (Hurricane Irene dropped 6.6 inches of rain).  We are not panicking, we are preparing.