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Bordentown Township Police Department, NJ
Friday October 26th, 2018 :: 02:26 p.m. EDT


BTPD issues storm safety tips.

We are preparing for the forecasted Nor’easter expected to hit our area late Friday night into Saturday morning, bringing cold, gusty winds; heavy, driving rains, and flooding.  Most of our trees are still full of leaves which creates an increased chance of outages from trees and branches downing power lines.
If your power goes out and you are a PSE&G customer then call them at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734), text “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734), or report it online to their website.

Here are some additional storm related tips:

Electric Safety

Consider all downed power lines "live" - which means they carry electrical current. Stay at least 300 feet away and immediately call 911 to report downed wires.

Don't try to cut or remove trees and brush that are or could become entangled with power lines. A professional tree removal crew will take care of it.

If you lose power, turn off electric equipment to protect them from power surges caused by restoration. Equipment might include: air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, televisions, microwaves, and computers.

Keep one light switch on so you know when the power is restored.

Food and Heat Safety

Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.

Unopened refrigerators preserve food for several hours.

Half-full freezers hold food safely up to 24 hours.

Full freezers preserve food safely between 36 and 48 hours.

Don't use a gas stove to heat your home. Gas stoves can generate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and pose a fire hazard if left untended.

Generator Safety

If you're running a generator or other fuel-powered machine, keep them outside. Carbon monoxide (CO) fumes are odorless and undetectable. A generator operated inside can lead to unconsciousness or death.

Never connect generators to other power sources like power lines. Utility workers who don't know that a generator is connected are in danger of electrocution.

Outdoor Safety

If you must go outside during the storm, wear thick-soled shoes and watch your step. Flood waters can carry debris like broken glass and nails.

If you must drive during severe weather, use extra caution at intersections and railroad crossings. Power outages also affect traffic signals.

If you're in a car and an electric wire falls on it, stay inside the car, call 911 for assistance, and wait for first responders to arrive.

Bordentown Township Police Department, NJ
1 Municipal Dr
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-298-4300

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