Essex OEM update
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF
ARMANDO B. FONTOURA, SHERIFF
ESSEX COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
593 LINCOLN AVENUE, 2nd FLOOR
ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 07050
CHRISTELL CULPEPPER JOHN D. DOUGH
KEVIN J. RYAN
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FREDERICK SCALERA
September 6, 2008
Issued at 1800 Hrs.
To: All Emergency Personnel
From: Armando B. Fontoura OEM Coordinator
Subject: Tropical Storm Hanna
The following is the latest storm information issued by the New Jersey Sate Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
A Tropical storm warning has been issued for the entire state of New Jersey. The previous rain fall totals have been reduced by ¾” to 1”. That will bring the possible rainfall totals to 3” to 5”. The wind threat has been reduced to a maximum of 30 mph. Minor Flooding is still expected throughout our Region. Hide Tide has past and should not be an issue. In 3 -4 hours the center of the Hannah will be off of the coast. The storm will be ending in our Region between 2300 and 2400 hours.
The New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management opened and is operating at a Level 4 as of 0600 hours this morning. The New Jersey Urban Search and Rescue Task Force shall be deploying 1 operational team in the North and 1 operational team in the south.
The Essex County Office of Emergency Management opened their EOC @ 0900 hours this morning. Essex OEM will remain operational thru the entire event and recovery period. The Essex EOC will remain open until at least 2400 hours this evening.
Any Municipality opening an EOC or declaring a State of Emergency must notify Essex OEM as soon as you make any decisions on them.
Please monitor within your communities any events that may have tent operations in progress due to the wind from this storm.
If any community has any questions or concerns to this alert, please contact Essex OEM today by phone or e-mail for any further details.
The following is the contact information for Essex OEM. Please use our main phone lines for calls and any requests to the Essex Office of Emergency Management (phone # 973-395-2572 and fax #973-414-1506). If for any reason that number becomes unreachable or not answered, please call our Main dispatch phone # which is 973-621-4111.
Essex OEM will send updates out as they are received from the State of New Jersey and the National Weather Service.
This is also a reminder to please make any emergency preparations that can be done in advance within your community.