Dunellen Emergency Action

Dunellen Emergency Action (including Hurricanes and other Severe Weather)


This page was originally created regarding Superstorm Sandy and has been updated.

General Severe Weather Preparation

  • Make sure to follow all the TOWN‘s recommendations.
  • Move cars off of the street.
  • Clear your gutters and remove leaves and debris from your curb & any nearby drains.
  • In areas prone to flooding, move cars to officially designated parking lots.
  • Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled to make sure they are safe.
  • Download the RED CROSS HURRICANE APP for up-to-date storm info
  • Check Dunellen411’s FACEBOOK page for neighborhood postings regarding power outages, flooding, and street closings. (If you notice any dangerous situations such as downed wires, please call the police department first).
  • Do not call 911 UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY (Do not call the police regarding loss of power, they have the same info you do. Call the Power Company… PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG) – The NON-Emergency Number for the Police is 732-968-3000
  • If you are evacuating on your own, please let the police (732-968-3000) know where you are going and provide them an emergency contact number.

For STORM RELATED INFO, Dunellen residents can call (732) 968-3033 ext 126. In the past, shelters were Dunellen High School (400 First Street) and the Dunellen Fire House (231 South Madison Avenue).

Basic Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Source: http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit