Borough of Matawan, Office of Emergency Management

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The purpose of the Borough of Matawan Office of Emergency Management is to protect life and property of the community in emergency situations by coordinating the response of Matawan Borough’s Municipal Government, the Matawan Police Department, Matawan’s volunteer services, and Matawan’s cooperating private organizations.

03/03/2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 3:00 pm this afternoon until 7:00 am Monday, March 4th. Current forecast indicates the potential for 6 to 8 inches of snow, however, snowfall totals in our area remain more uncertain based upon how much mixing with sleet and/or rain actually occurs (if any). The heaviest snowfall is expected between 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm. High snowfall rates will result in a rapid deterioration of road conditions. Snowfall rates in excess of one inches per hour are possible with this storm.

Help us help you,  please adapt a Hydrant in your area.
01/06/2018

Help us help you, please adapt a Hydrant in your area.

01/05/2018

Garbage will be picked-up tomorrow as scheduled. Bundle up when you roll your can to the curb! It's frigid out there...

01/04/2018

As the snow ends, the wind will continue throughout the next two days. Dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are expected throughout the weekend. Use only safe sources of alternate heat. Visit http://ready.nj.gov to learn more! Bring pets indoors! If you're cold, they're cold! They will thank you... Be a good neighbor & check on those vulnerable to the cold weather.

01/04/2018

As the snow tapers off, please keep in mind that current Borough ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles on any snow covered roadway. This remains in effect until the roadways have been cleared "curb to curb" by Public Works.

Good Evening,The Office of Emergency Management is tracking the blizzard warning, which will start at approximately 2:00...
01/03/2018
Borough of Matawan, Office of Emergency Management

Good Evening,
The Office of Emergency Management is tracking the blizzard warning, which will start at approximately 2:00am this morning and taper off after 7:00pm.
•Snow is expected across the region later tonight and tomorrow. Highest amounts are expected along coastal areas.
•Regardless of snow amounts, strong winds will lead to areas of significant blowing and drifting snow further impacting travel. Blizzard conditions are expected in coastal areas.
•Dangerously cold weather is expected behind this storm through at least Saturday. The lowest wind chills are expected Friday and Saturday morning.
•Minor coastal flooding is possible tomorrow. In addition to typical minor coastal flooding impacts, any stagnant flood waters may freeze on road surfaces.

SWIFT911 Notification...add your contact information to the web link below, so that you can be notified of important information via home phone, cell phone and e-mail. http://swift911.swiftreach.com/public/200895

The Matawan Office Of Emergency Management would like the members of the community to take care when using candles. Plea...
12/26/2017

The Matawan Office Of Emergency Management would like the members of the community to take care when using candles. Please follow the steps that are within the attached photo to ensure safe candle management.
Thank you, Be Safe.

03/14/2017

Severe Weather Alerts - Matawan, NJ
Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning in effect until Tuesday, 6:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-
Including the cities of Freehold and Sandy Hook
848 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Portions of central New Jersey.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and sleet as well as strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow and sleet accumulations of 8 to 12 inches.

* TIMING...Steady snow begins between 10 PM and midnight from
southwest to northeast across the warning area and will continue
into Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per
hour are possible prior to 5 am when snow will probably mix with
or change to sleet for a few hours.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power outages.

* WINDS...Northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than one-quarter mile for several hours.

* TEMPERATURES...In the lower 30s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded...stay with your vehicle.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
03/13/2017

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

March is definitely more lion then lamb this year! Here is what you need to know about the nor’easter headed our way:

A strong offshore low will produce significant snowfall for NJ Monday night into Tuesday. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for eastern counties in NJ from 8 PM today to Tuesday night. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for most remaining counties from 8 PM today to 6 PM Tuesday. A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect from 7 AM to 3 PM tomorrow from Middlesex down to Cumberland Counties.

Impacts to New Jersey
Snow will be heaviest late Monday night and Tuesday morning. Snowfall rates of 2” to 4” per hour may be possible at times Tuesday. Heavy snow will impede travel Through Tuesday. Snow and wind may cause downed trees and power lines. Winds of 15-30 mph are possible with gusts of 35-50 mph possible especially along the coast. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible Tues AM.

Be a good neighbor! Make sure those that are vulnerable to the cold have supplies and medications to last throughout the storm. Those in need can call 2-1-1 or visit www.nj211.org

Pets are family too! Be sure to bring them inside. For animal preparedness information visit www.animalemergency.nj.gov

Always know the latest weather information! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit http://www.weather.gov/okx/.

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New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
02/08/2017

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Get the Milk and the Bread!!!

We don’t know what it is about the threat of snow that makes everyone go out and buy French Toast supplies! Although we agree that it is absolutely delicious, it won’t do you any good if the power goes out. We highly recommend purchasing nonperishable items such as canned tuna, salmon, sardines, corned beef, beets, beans and fruit so you are prepared.

Here’s a shopping list of other items you may want to pick up today that will help keep you going that require neither cold nor heat to keep and prepare:
•Peanut butter or similar nut spreads and preserves (jellies, jams)
•Fresh fruits and vegetables
•Dried fruits and nuts
•Juices (particularly those that are not commonly found in the refrigerator section of the supermarket).
•Breads, muffins, bagels, tortillas
•Dry cereal or granola
•Powdered or canned milk
•Protein bars and protein shakes, such as Ensure.

Other items you might want to pick up while you’re at the store:
•A non-electric can opener
•Charcoal or propane for the grill
•Pet food (Visit www.animalemergency.nj.gov for more animal preparedness info)
•Paper towels, paper plates, plastic utensils, and toilet paper.

Visit www.ready.nj.gov today for more preparedness info!

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02/08/2017

A winter storm warning is in effect for our area from midnight tonight until 4 pm tomorrow. Snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches are possible. Significant impacts to travel, especially for the morning commute will occur.
Please be reminded that local ordinance prohibits the parking of vehicles on any street within the Borough whenever snow covered and also mandates the clearing of sidewalks within twelve hours of daylight after the snow has fallen. Due to this forecasted storm, the scheduled recycling pick-up for tomorrow has been cancelled. Trash will be picked up as scheduled on Friday.

In the event of a power outage, residents are asked to notify Jersey Central Power and Light at 1-888-LIGHTS-S (1-888-544-4877).

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
01/23/2017

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

High Winds can lead to power outages!

Portable generators can be very helpful during power outages. It is imperative that the public follow the below safety guidelines when using one:

• Never run a generator within a basement, garage or any enclosed or partially enclosed structure as this will lead to a dangerous and often fatal accumulation of carbon monoxide.
• Never position a generator too close to your home’s windows and doors.
• Use battery operated carbon monoxide alarms.
• Test and change the batteries at regular intervals.
• Never connect a generator directly to your home’s wiring unless your home has been wired for generator use. This can cause backfeeding along power lines and electrocute anyone coming in contact with them, including lineworkers making repairs. Have a licensed electrician install the equipment necessary to safely connect emergency generators to your home.
• Always plug appliances directly into generators. Connecting the generator to your home’s circuits or wiring must be done by a qualified, licensed electrician who will install a transfer switch to prevent backfeeding.
• Use heavy duty, outdoor rated extension cords. Make sure extension cords are free of cuts or tears and the plug has three prongs. Overloaded cords can cause fires or equipment damage.
• Ensure your generator is properly grounded.
• Never overload a generator. A portable generator should only be used when necessary to power essential equipment or appliances.
• Turn off all equipment powered by the generator before shutting it down.
• Keep the generator dry. Operate it on a dry surface under an open structure.
• Always have a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby.
• Never fuel a generator while it is operating.
• Read and adhere to the manufacturer's instructions for safe operation. Never cut corners when it comes to safety.

For more information visit https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

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JCP&L
01/23/2017

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We're monitoring the forecast and our crews are ready to respond should outages occur. Here's how you can prepare, too:

01/23/2017

Matawan, NJ

High Wind - Warning from 1/22/2017 3:28:00 PM to 1/23/2017 9:00:00 PM

High Wind Warning issued January 22 at 3:28PM EST until January 23 at 9:00PM EST by NWS Philadelphia - Mount Holly

Coastal Ocean; Eastern Monmouth; Middlesex; Ocean; Western Monmouth

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 PM EST

MONDAY...

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR MONDAY.

* WIND IMPACTS... DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED.

TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
01/23/2017

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

It's time to batten down the hatches!

High winds are headed this way. Secure loose items in your yard to ensure they do not become projectiles and cause damage to your property.

High winds can also cause power outages. Check out what to do before, during and after a power outage. ALWAYS assume down power lines are live. NEVER TOUCH THEM!

Know how to contact your local power company to report an outage or down power line:
PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)
AC Electric: 1-800-833-7476
Orange & Rockland: 1-877-434-4100

Check out the latest weather information! For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit http://www.weather.gov/phi/. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit http://www.weather.gov/okx/.

Visit www.ready.nj.gov for more preparedness info today!

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#Poweroutage

10/19/2016

A Message from the Matawan Department of Public Works:

During October, November and December, Matawan Department of Public Works personnel will be focusing manpower and resources on the upcoming leaf recycling program. This will require the temporary suspension of regular alternating-Tuesday curbside pickup of vegetative waste. Residents may still transport yard debris to the Department of Public Works facility, located at 1 Public Works Drive (behind Key Auto Body @ 20 Main Street). Public access to the site is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
09/03/2016

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Happy Labor Weekend! We have activated our State Emergency Operations Center to a Level II which means that essential staff is here monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine closely. Our office is in constant discussion with the National Weather Service, the Governor’s Office as well as our State partners. We will continue to send out weather updates and safety information as we go through the weekend. Here is what you need to know:

A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for Monmouth, Ocean, SE Burlington, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties. There is a Tropical Storm Watch for Middlesex, Hudson, eastern Essex and eastern Union Counties. Rain, gusty winds and surge will begin to worsen today along the coast. The forecast continues to develop, so remain vigilant for changes and local updates.

Impacts To New Jersey
Primary concerns at this time are gusty winds, which may cause power outages, and flooding from surge and high tides along the coast, back bays and tidal waters. Sustained winds over 40 mph with higher gusts are forecast at the coast. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected with tonight’s high tide. Moderate flooding may occur Sun, with localized major flooding possible, especially in back bay areas.

Always be prepared! As you head out to the supermarket for your Labor Day Weekend essentials, be sure to check your emergency supplies. Need to build an emergency kit? You can get a full checklist by downloading our FREE Hurricane Survival Guide at http://ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricanes.html

Clear your outside space, remove everything which can be removed before gusty winds arrive. That includes trash cans, garden furniture, tools, children’s toys, bicycles, pet cages, flower pots . . . all of these items could cause serious damage to your house (or to somebody else’s) if it was turned into a projectile by super strong winds.

Visit http://registerready.nj.gov/ to register with Register Ready today! “Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows NJ residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

Stay informed! Always know the latest weather information for your area. REMINDER: NJ is covered by two different weather stations: Mount Holly, NJ for most of the State and Upton, NY for the NE part of the State. For Northeast NJ residents and commuters to/from NYC, please visit: http://www.weather.gov/okx/. For the rest of New Jersey please visit: http://www.weather.gov/phi/.

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New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
09/02/2016

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

We made it to Friday but it looks like Hermine will be dropping in for Labor Day Weekend. Here is what you need to know:

There is a Tropical Storm Warning posted for offshore waters and a Tropical Storm Watch for coastal counties and coastal waters. TS Hermine’s 8 AM track is consistent with previous guidance and we expect rain, wind and surge impacts Saturday through Monday. Exact conditions will depend on the storm track, and current expectations are noted in the NWS Hurricane Local Statement.

Impacts to New Jersey

Rainfall amounts up to 1”-4” are forecast statewide for the weekend, with 3”-6” possible in Cape May County. Minor to moderate flooding is possible in tidal locations through Mon., with surge of 1’-3’ along the coast north of Atlantic County, 2’-4’ for Atlantic County and 3’-6’ possible in Cape May County. Winds may range from 30-40 mph in coastal areas with gusts of 45-55 mph possible in SE counties.

NOW is the time to check your supplies! Take a list with you as you head out to pick up your Labor Day Weekend essentials. You can get a full checklist by downloading our FREE Hurricane Survival Guide at http://ready.nj.gov/plan/hurricanes.html

Visit http://registerready.nj.gov/ to register with Register Ready today! “Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows NJ residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

Always know the latest weather information for your area. REMINDER: NJ is covered by two different weather stations: Mount Holly, NJ for most of the State and Upton, NY for the NE part of the State. For Northeast NJ residents and commuters to/from NYC, please visit: http://www.weather.gov/okx/. For the rest of New Jersey please visit: http://www.weather.gov/phi/.

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201 Broad St
Matawan, NJ
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The Matawan Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the Borough's all hazard Emergency Operations Plan. The plan is made up of 15 functional annexes that outline how the municipality will function during emergency or disaster conditions. Matawan OEM is staffed part-time by a Coordinator, two Deputy Coordinators and a Secretary. During a declared State of Emergency, all operations of the Borough are coordinated and overseen by the Office of Emergency Management under the direction of the Coordinator and the Office of the Mayor. Thomas J. Falco - Coordinator Richard Michitsch - 1st Deputy Coordinator Timothy Clifton Sr. - 2nd Deputy Coordinator Tammy Michitsch - Secretary

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