Hurricane Irene Update as of 8/28 at 5:30PM
Hurrican Irene is now behind us and we have commenced the clean up process. I want to update Englewood residents on the conditions in the city.
Many trees were knocked down by the wind. The city is clearing any trees that are blocking streets. This is expected to take until Monday afternoon before all the trees are removed. Any trees tangled in wires must first be cut by PSE&G, which may take longer, depending on PSE&G’s response.
Drinking water is safe for human consumption according to United Water.
Forrest Avenue, William Street, First Street and side streets off of them are closed due to the flooding from Overpeck Creek. Those will remain closed into Monday.
PSE&G is aware of the sections of the city that are without power. The city’s website contains their power outage page, their customer service number and their Twitter page information for customer complaints.
I am disappointed in PSE&G’s response and am working to have Englewood’s needs met more efficiently and to restore power as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your cooperation during this storm.
Mayor Frank Huttle III