NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Deputy Police Chief Scott Torre released the following statement on Monday, Nov. 5 at noon, providing an update for New Providence residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy:
At 10:30am the morning the New Providence Office of Emergency Management held a meeting to address disaster recovery. At this this meeting many items were discussed. The essential items that we want to inform you of are as follows:
We are continuing to work to restore power to the 30% of residents still without power.
Election day will be held tomorrow as scheduled. All of the normal polling places will be open from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm.
The Shelter/Warming Station that has been located at the Municipal Center will be closed and moved to New Providence Library tonight November 5th at 8:30pm. It will remain at the library until Wednesday November 7th, at 9:00 am when it will be moved back to the Municipal Center Gym.
Halloween will not be celebrated tonight!
Halloween has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 10th from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm.
We had four representatives from FEMA at our OEM meeting this morning. They have indicated that it is important to report your damage incurred in Hurricane Sandy to them ASAP. I have attached three informational bulletins for you to print out and use. They also indicated that you will get a 9 digit claim number and that it is very important to record and safeguard that number for future claims. See attachments below:
Schools resumed this morning at New Providence High School and Middle Schools. Salt Brook School is still without power so AW Roberts and Salt Brook Schools are on split at Roberts School.
Sessions as follows:
AW Roberts School: 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
Salt Brook School: 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm (AT ROBERTS SCHOOL)
The traffic situation at these schools will be difficult, PLEASE CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE!!!
We will have Crossing Guards and officers assisting with traffic and walkers.
I would also like you to visit the New Providence Municipal Website for continual updates at www.Newprov.org
Thank you for your patience and please stay safe and assist with your neighborhood needs.