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Township of Hazlet

PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS.

10/30/12

Hazlet Public Works crews are working tirelessly to reopen key emergency routes throughout the township. Unfortunately, their work is being hampered by people who are out and about driving through town.

Help Us, Help You. PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS.

Please share this with your friends and help us get the word out!

Hazlet Township Schools will be closed Wednesday, October 31st.

10/30/12

Due to the aftermath of the storm, the Hazlet Township Public Schools will be unable to open Wednesday October 31st. Additional information for Thursday and Friday will be released when available.

*** POWER UPDATE ***

10/30/12

*** POWER UPDATE ***

Power will likely be out for SEVEN TO TEN DAYS. The entire electrical infrastructure throughout the state has been damaged. While JCP&L Crews are in town now and throughout the state, it will take several days to get the system back into operation.

Shorelands Water Co. confirms that the municipal water system is safe and reliable

10/30/12

Shorelands Water Co. confirms that the municipal water system is safe and reliable. They are constantly monitoring the system and you should feel confident using it.

*** TRAVEL ADVISORY ***

10/30/12

*** TRAVEL ADVISORY ***

Roads throughout town are impassible and DANGEROUS. Stores are closed. There is no where to go or be.

STAY AT HOME.

Emergency Operations Center continues Tuesday 6:30 AM

10/30/12

The Hazlet Township Emergency Operations Center continues to be staffed around the clock as we continue our response and recovery efforts. The telephones at the EOC and Town Hall are not functioning but our calls are being answered by the Police Department for the time being. PLEASE, only call in the event of an actual emergency.

*** EMERGENCY DECLARATION ***

10/29/12

*** EMERGENCY DECLARATION ***

The Office of Emergency Management has declared a Local Disaster Emergency in Hazlet Township.

This declaration prohibits travel on roads and limits travel to essential personnel only.

Due to downed power lines and trees, travel is extremely dangerous and everyone must stay off the roads until travel can be made safe.

Non essential businesses are to remain closed until further notice.

All municipal offices will be closed and all events cancelled.

Please check the township web page and facebook page for updates and more information.

Preparation for the Next Several Days

10/29/12

Right now in the Emergency Operations Center, your municipal leaders are preparing contingency plans for the next several days. Here in the EOC are Mayor Dave Tinker, Deputy Mayor Mike Sachs, Committeeman Jim Brady, Committeeman Joe Belasco, Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Horner, First Deputy Coordinator John Beslanovicz, Second Deputy Coordinator Will Marvel, Township Administrator Brian Valentino and Public Works Superintendent Dave Rooke.

Do Not Drive

10/29/12

It is virtually impossible to drive through, across or around town. Please for your own safety and those of our dedicated emergency responders (all of whom have left their families and homes to help protect you and our community), do not try to drive. Shelter in place as best you can.

Emergency Operations Center is running on generator power

10/29/12

The Emergency Operations Center is running on generator power and our only internet connection is a thready-at-best iPhone Hotspot. We do not know how long or how often we will be able to provide updates.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support.

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