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
- National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/phi/
- National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management www.ready.nj.gov , www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
- New Jersey County Office of Emergency Management Coordinators http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html
- Middlesex County Alerts http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us
- Middlesex Emergency Management http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/emergency/index.asp
- FEMA Hurricane Info http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
- NIXLE New Jersey residents can register to receive messages from your local police department by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at www.nixle.com. This service also sends emails.
- NOAA Weather Radio http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/
- NJ Alert A free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system from NJ Office of Emergency Management officials to send email or text messages to cell phones, and other email enabled devices during an emergency event. Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to: https://unitedalert.com/?login&gid=nja001
- FCC/FEMA Tips for Communicating During an Emergency http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/consumer-tips-how-communicate-during-natural-disaster-emergency
- How to stay safe during a hurricane http://www.weather.com/life/safety/hurricane/hurricane-safety_2011-11-03
- How to prepare for a big storm http://nj1015.com/pre-storm-prep-suggestions-from-the-national-weather-service
- Parents survival tips regarding Sandy 🙂 http://kids.baristanet.com/2012/10/oh-sandy-hurricane-survival-tips-for-parents/