Hurricane Sandy Has Chatham Borough Preparing
Officials recommend residents have food and water to last for at least three days.
Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris, Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Nauta and emergency responders met Friday to discuss preparations for Hurricane Sandy.
- downed trees and power lines
- road closures
- power outages affecting street and traffic lights
O'Shea said residents should have three days' worth of water and food for each person in the home, as well as batteries for flashlights, cell phones and portable radios.
Residents are encouraged to remain indoors during times of high wind to avoid being injured by debris, downed power lines or falling trees.
The Chatham Borough website will have safety information, contact information and updated reports regarding Hurricane Sunday, and anyone with an emergency should call 911 during the storm.
The fire department will not pump out flooded basements until the rain has stopped and unless water is over 5 in. deep. However, if utilities are threatened by rising water, residents should call 911.
Residents should report individual power outages directly to JCP&L via their website or by phone at (888) 544-4877.