South Orange Officials Discuss Repair Plans with PSE&G in Advance of Storm
Friday, October 26, 2012 • 6:03pm
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -- Village officials have conferred with PSE&G to discuss what plans the utility has for restoring power to South Orange customers after anticipated power losses during Hurricane Sandy, according to the village website.
Detailed updates, advisories and other information will be posted to the site, as well as sent through the emergency notification system and Twitter, according to the statement. Residents can register for the notification system at https://southorangenj.my.gov-i.com/signup and can become a Twitter follower at Twitter@SouthOrangeNJ.
Hurricane Sandy is projected to make landfall on Monday or Tuesday in the northeast region, making New Jersey a primary location for threatening weather.
Currently with 80 mph winds moving at 6 mph, Hurricane Sandy is a Category One hurricane off the east coast of Florida. According to The Weather Channel’s website, the storm is considered “a hybrid with tropical characteristics” as it continues its unsteady and dangerous path.
Mary Goepfert, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, encourages residents to keep up with local emergency systems such as NJ Alert (a free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system), CMAS (the Community Mobile Alert System that is nationwide), and NOAA Weather Radio (stations nationwide broadcasting continuous weather information). TheAlternativePress.com will also offer coverage of the storm on an ongoing basis.