Hurricane Irene Alert
I am writing to let you know that the City is preparing for Hurricane Irene. Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency today. The Hurricane will most probably hit the City of Englewood late Saturday or Sunday with high winds and heavy rainfall. With the above average rainfall this month, the soil is already saturated and river levels higher, making it more likely that trees will be uprooted by high winds and significant flooding will occur. Residents may lose electricity.
The City’s Office of Emergency Management has been in contact with County OEM and is putting the necessary resources together to have our emergency operations center open on Saturday and Sunday. Representatives from the Fire Department, Police Department, Health Department and Department of Public Works will all be together to ensure that we properly respond to emergency situations. We will have public works employees, including members of our Tree and Sewer divisions, working on Saturday & Sunday to assist as needed.
The City is preparing emergency alert messages that will be sent out by phone and updates will be posted at the City of Englewood’s website at http://www.cityofenglewood.org/ after we have more information available about the track of the storm. Emergency preparation information and updates from the State can be found at http://ready.nj.gov/.
In case of emergency situations, all residents are directed to call the Englewood Police Department at 201-568-2700.
Mayor Frank Huttle III