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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Monday January 23rd, 2017 :: 10:18 a.m. EST



WEATHER STATEMENT MONDAY (1/23/17): A powerful coastal system will impact Bergen County later today and into the overnight. Isolated showers are predicted for this morning, with a steadier rain arriving around 2 - 5 PM. A possibility exists that rain may mix with sleet at times into the evening. Current rainfall predictions are for 1 to 1.75" of rainfall. Consistent wind gusts of 40 - 50 mph are expected, with gusts as high as 50 - 60 mph not ruled out. Impacts from the storm should move out of the area into Tuesday.

Gale-force winds can cause flying debris, and bring down trees and power lines. Be cautious and stay alert to their surroundings during and after storms:
• Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything it might be in contact with. If a wire falls on or near your car, stay inside the car, call 911, and do not get out until PSE&G de-energizes the line. If you MUST get out of the vehicle because it is on fire, jump as far as possible away from the vehicle, with both feet landing on the ground at the same time, and hop or shuffle away.
• To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snow blowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.

To report downed wires or power outages, call PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG(7734). Also, you can report outages by logging into your PSE&G account online or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The utility’s mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.
Fair Lawn Emergency Management will continue to monitor this situation and issue updates as necessary.

Fair Lawn Emergency Management
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-796-1700

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