Monday, April 15, 2013
In wake of Boston Marathon explosions, county reminds residents 'if you see something, say something.'
Following Monday's Boston Marathon explosions that left dozens injured at the finish line of the famous annual race, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management issued a statement on their Facebook page. "We have received a number of calls from citizens concerning the explosion at the Boston Marathon," the county OEM said. "We are encouraging everyone to be vigilant and follow the 'if you see something, say something' philosophy." The county also advised that the state has a terrorism tip line staffed by trained employees. "We have been in touch with our emergency response community and we will continue to monitor this tragic event," the county office said. "Our continued prayers are with the victims and their families." To reach the…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Road was closed Tuesday while crews worked to fix break.
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Tuesday, February 26
A water main break that caused Mt. Kemble Avenue, in Morristown, to flood shut down the road in both directions near 95 Mt. Kemble Tuesday. Police from the Morristown and Morris Township Police Departments advised residents to seek alternate routes while road crews worked to fix the break. The Morris County Office of Emergency Management also warned of major traffic delays on their Facebook page.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Where residents can go to plug in and warm up amid widespread power outages.
The following list of shelters and warming and charging stations around Morris County is based on a list posted by the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and Patch reports. You can post updates in the comments or contact Jake Remaly at 973-452-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shelters: Warming and Charging Stations:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
'Everyone's overwhelmed,' said Jeffrey S. Paul, coordinator for the county Office of Emergency Management.
Tropical Storm Sandy knocked out power to about 87 percent of an electric company's customers in Morris County, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management coordinator said Tuesday. Along with the widespread power outages, a "tremendous amount of hazards" exist on roads throughout the county, and officials are encouraging the public to stay home so crews can address issues, including down trees, wires and utility poles, on main thoroughfares, said Jeffrey S. Paul, coordinator for the county OEM. "We did get hit pretty hard," Paul said. "Everyone's doing a great job. Certainly everyone's overwhelmed." Paul said Jersey Central Power & Light had about 170,000 customers in Morris County without power on Tuesday, including more than 20,000…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Morris County Office of Emergency Management is open now 24/7 through the end of the storm.
While no one was particularly enthusiastic about another approaching hurricane, many in the Morris County Office of Emergency Management were anxious to put in play the new strategies and techniques the developed since Hurricane Irene a little over a year ago. "We learned a lot from Irene," said Director of Emergency Management Jeff Paul. The office, which Paul said is now operating around the clock through the duration of the storm, is ready to offer support to the various munipalities around Morris County. To that end, Paul held a briefing with the designated OEM liasons for each municipality Sunday afternoon. "The county is ready from a preparedness perspective," Paul said. "Everyone has done phenomenal job getting ready and we're ready…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Morris County OEM advises families to establish emergency and evacuation plans.
While Hurricane Sandy may be making its way to the northeast, Morris County officials have begun to prepare for the storm which is anticipated to impact the area late Monday into Tuesday. "The likelihood of the storm affecting our area has increased significantly over the past 24 hours," according to a letter sent to emergency officials throughout the county Thursday by Jeff Paul, the director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management. Paul said "flash flooding is extremely likely" and it is possible that record-level flooding will occur. Rainfall could total more than 5 inches and winds could reach speeds of 70 mph or higher. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Paul said the hurricane was traveling north at a speed of 20 mph with winds of …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Morris County Emergency Management Office to offer training during event Saturday.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Morris County's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will come together for training at the 2012 Morris County Emergency Management Cert Fest on Saturday. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy in Parsippany. During that time, training modules in wilderness search and rescue, fire safety, traffic safety and Salvation Army food canteen operations will be offered. The CERT program allows citizen volunteers to train and be prepared for instances of natural disasters or terrorist attacks. CERT members assist victims and first respnders during emergency situations. "We recognize the significant benefits of engaging citizen volunteers to assist us in our primary mission of …