Monday, Oct. 4, 2021
from the National Weather Service Station, Fairfield, NJ
Essex County Storm Forecast
- 4pm to 11pm: LIKELY Thunderstorms
- 11pm to 12am: Scattered Thunderstorms
- 12am to 2am: Scattered Thunderstorms
- 2am to 8pm: Isolated Rain
The Passaic River continues to be monitored for flooding its banks.
- The Passaic River floods at 19'
- 1:15pm, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021: Flood Level: 13'
- The river crested at 16.5’ on Sunday, Sept. 25, 11am
Highest on Record: Irene
- Aug. 30, 2011: Flood Level: 24.12'
Plan in advance:
- Have electronics fully charged
- Be off the road before flooding occurs
- Do not drive around barricades or through flooded areas.
- Move Cars / Items away from Trees and Utility Poles
In Case of Power Outage
- Report Outages to PSEG Directly: https://nj.pseg.com/outageandgasleaks
- Don't Contact Police unless you suspect Fire
Check PSEG Status
- On cellphone messages: Message 47734, Type: STAT, Press send
- Or Call: 1-800-436-7734
- Keep the Freezer closed as long as possible.
- Freezer food stays frozen for 48 hours if the door stays closed.
Other recent news you may be interested in reading:
- Thursday’s Storm Caused Hours of Wind Damage, Flash Flooding, and Two Fires Across West Essex .... Here is an Excerpt:
What follows is a recap of storm incidents that took place on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.
7:20am / Overcast / Category 5, 22mph Winds
- In expectation of the oncoming storm, Essex Fells Police contacted Comcast to alert them that Essex Fells DPW was clearing the area and Comcast wires were still on the ground at Oak Lane near Hathaway Lane since they fell during the previous storm on Sept. 14.
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