Mendham Township: Weather Forecast, Tuesday, August 4
Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Response to Hurricane Isaias: Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency beginning on Tuesday, August 4th at 5:00 a.m., ahead of Hurricane Isaias. Executive Order No. 174 declares a State of Emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the hurricane. Additionally, all state offices will be closed on August 4th.
We are currently experiencing a rain event. Today's forecast suggests that we may experience some thunderstorms this morning and afternoon, with an anticipated conclusion early this evening, as Tropical Storm Isaias exits towards the north-northeast. Winds will increase towards midday and afternoon, with gusts to 55-60 mph possible. Sustained winds of 18-34 mph will also remain possible through the midday and afternoon hours before decreasing after 5:00-6:00pm this evening. Isaias is expected to push north after 6:00pm, with some additional chances for isolated to scattered showers from about 8:00pm until approximately midnight.
Please use extreme caution when driving on the wet roads.
The increased rain can result in drivers easily losing control of their vehicle.
We would also ask that the public NOT call 9-1-1 for power related issues unless it is a TRUE EMERGENCY.
In addition, the 9-1-1 system should not be used for any other non-emergent calls. We want to make sure that our 9-1-1 operators are able to focus on true storm emergencies and we ask that the public cooperate in this regard.
Potential Power Outage Information (JCP&L):
- We have been in contact with our partners at Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and they are closely monitoring this storm.
- In the event that power outages occur due to severe weather, customers without power are encouraged to report their outage by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com, or texting “OUT” to 544487.
- Customers should immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call their local police department. JCP&L reminds customers to stay away from downed wires, even if they believe they are no longer carrying electricity. Downed trees may create road hazards, and may be entangled with power lines. Extreme caution should be used. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.
- JCP&L customers can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive weather updates in advance of major storms and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/connect to enroll.
- Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com.
A couple of other reminders:
- Take care of your animals and don’t put them outside when storm conditions are significant and potentially dangerous.
- Check on the elderly and those with special needs to make sure they have adequate supplies and that they have a plan in the event that power is out.
- Secure & remove lawn and deck furniture as well as other items that could easily be impacted by the wind.
Mendham Township OEM