Over the last twenty-four (24) hours the Township switched over from hurricane recovery efforts to snow removal operations and now back to hurricane and snow storm recovery efforts.
The Township Departments of Police, Public Works and Recreation mobilized for the significant snow event last night and all roads were safe and passable for the morning commute.
Several areas of town are still without power. We are aggressively pushing JCP&L for full restoration of the town. Residents are strongly urged to report any and all outages to JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 and monitor http://www.firstenergycorp.com for updates.
The Old Bridge Municipal Utilities Authority (OBMUA) has reconfirmed that the water system in town is stable and safe. There are no usage restrictions or advisories in place but conservation is still recommended due to flow-related issues at the Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) in Sayreville. No disruption of water or sewer service for Old Bridge customers is expected at this time.
The emergency shelter at the Carl Sandburg Middle School was deactivated at 2:30 PM this aftrnoon. A comfort station at the George Bush Senior Center located at the Municipal Complex is open and available until 8:00 PM tonight (11/8/12). A overnight shelter for Old Bridge Township Residents Only is available at the Recreation Civic Center until further notice. Residents must register for the shelter before 8:00 PM. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding the comfort station or shelter as we are trying to keep the phone lines clear for emergency services.
Any Township residents who would like to make a food donation, or any donation, should contact the Dedicated Donation Line at (732) 721-5600 ext. 3072. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding donations as we are trying to keep the lines open for emergency services.
For information on disaster assistance, residents should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-3362 or visit the FEMA Website at http://www.disasterassistance.gov.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP. All officials from federal, state and/or local agencies should have proper credentials including picture identification. Do not hesitate to ask anyone representing a government agency to produce proper identification.
Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.
Mayor Owen Henry