Morris County Office of Emergency Management

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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Medical Services Team joined with members of the Roxbury Fi...
09/18/2021

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Medical Services Team joined with members of the Roxbury Fire Department and attended

“Old Suckasunny Day”

Which was sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, Roxbury Library and the Succasunna United Methodist church.

The crew had beautiful weather and enjoyed supporting a local community event.

Morris County, NJ's Disaster Designation Opens Door to Expanded Aid for Damaged by #Ida RemnantsLow-interest disaster lo...
09/14/2021

Morris County, NJ's Disaster Designation Opens Door to Expanded Aid for Damaged by #Ida Remnants

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now available to Morris businesses and residents under the federal disaster declaration issued after New Jersey was hit by remnants of Hurricane Ida two weeks ago.

The SBA issued an announcement to Morris County today about the aid following a declaration Saturday that Morris County was added to the list of New Jersey counties declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to qualify for Individual Assistance, including Bergen, Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson counties.
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Morris County, NJ's Disaster Designation Opens Door to Expanded Aid for Damaged by #Ida Remnants

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now available to Morris businesses and residents under the federal disaster declaration issued after New Jersey was hit by remnants of Hurricane Ida two weeks ago.

The SBA issued an announcement to Morris County today about the aid following a declaration Saturday that Morris County was added to the list of New Jersey counties declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to qualify for Individual Assistance, including Bergen, Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson counties.
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FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced today that Morris County has been added to the list of New Jers...
09/11/2021
Ida Survivors in Morris County May Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced today that Morris County has been added to the list of New Jersey counties designated for Individual Assistance, meaning residents and business owners impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida may apply for possible federal aid. Please visit the following link to file a claim:

https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Morris-County-News/Ida-Survivors-in-Morris-County-May-Apply-for-Possible-FEMA-Assistance

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced today that Morris County has been added to the list of New Jersey counties designated for Individual Assistance, meaning residents and business owners impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida may apply for possible federal aid.

The first Morris County School Resource Officer Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program was completed by 29 officers fr...
09/08/2021
Morris County Trains First Class of School Resource Officers

The first Morris County School Resource Officer Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program was completed by 29 officers from 14 Police Departments last week with the services of Morris County Sheriff's Office Morris County Office of Emergency Management Penn Tactical Solutions & RANT Strategies
“It is no different than any one of us who expects to go home to our families at the end of our shift. It is imperative that we remain prepared to ensure the same for our kids, faculty and school staff, every school day. Our Schools are safer today because of our school resource officers, and now we are enhancing our preparedness and taking it to an entirely new level,” said Sheriff James M. Gannon.
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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Morris County Sheriff James Gannon and his staff, launched the first Morris County School Resource Officer (SRO) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program for Morris County law enforcement officers last week.

09/08/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which will remain in effect until 2:00AM Thursday, September 9, 2021. The current data suggests that thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast to move through the region this evening. Normally the concern for flooding would be classified as low, however given the saturated grounds, creeks, and waterways, there is an elevated risk of flooding in some areas. We expect the majority of the activity to take place this evening into the early portions of the overnight hours. Initially, the risk is for embedded strong to severe storms with potential damaging wind gusts which remain our primary concern, along with the threat of a few isolated tornados.

High end totals for places that see repeated and slow moving downpours have the potential to see 1-2" of rain.

We will continue to monitor the data, and provide an additional update if necessary.

Stay safe!

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09/03/2021

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The Morris County Office of Emergency Management was contacted by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services an...
09/03/2021

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management was contacted by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services and NJ EMS Task Force requesting assistance as part of an EMS/BLS strike team assigned to Somerset County. The team was detailed to the RWJBH Mobile Health - EMS team up with the RWJ BLS and ALS teams to provide emergency medical assistance for the increased call volume in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The team returned from the overnight assignment at 7:00am this morning. The RWJ crews welcomed the Morris County OEM/EMS team with professionalism and enthusiasm, and escorted them through the streets when they were available and not on assignments themselves. This assignment was truly a TEAM effort by all involved to support the community and we are grateful and thankful for the RWJ support. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives or were otherwise impacted by this horrific storm.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management was contacted by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services and NJ EMS Task Force requesting assistance as part of an EMS/BLS strike team assigned to Somerset County. The team was detailed to the RWJBH Mobile Health - EMS team up with the RWJ BLS and ALS teams to provide emergency medical assistance for the increased call volume in the wake of Hurricane Ida. The team returned from the overnight assignment at 7:00am this morning. The RWJ crews welcomed the Morris County OEM/EMS team with professionalism and enthusiasm, and escorted them through the streets when they were available and not on assignments themselves. This assignment was truly a TEAM effort by all involved to support the community and we are grateful and thankful for the RWJ support. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives or were otherwise impacted by this horrific storm.

https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Morris-County-News/First-Responders-in-Morris-County-Hailed-for-Hurricane-Ida-Response
09/03/2021
First Responders in Morris County Hailed for Hurricane Ida Response

https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Morris-County-News/First-Responders-in-Morris-County-Hailed-for-Hurricane-Ida-Response

The preparation and response to deadly Hurricane Ida throughout Morris County was praised today, as county and municipal emergency response agencies continued to work to rescue, assist and aid residents and business owners hit by power outages, rising flood waters, downed wires, road closures, wind....

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power during yesterday’s severe ...
09/02/2021

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power during yesterday’s severe weather event, and has activated their retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations as of September 2, 2021. The following locations are participating in this program in Morris County:

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) continues to restore service to customers who lost power during yesterday’s severe weather event, and has activated their retail water and ice program. For those customers remaining without power for 24 hours or more, JCP&L is offering free water and ice at the following locations as of September 2, 2021. The following locations are participating in this program in Morris County:

09/02/2021

Due to weather/flooding conditions, Morris County Government Offices will have a delayed opening at 10 AM, September 2nd for non-essential employees.

09/02/2021

Due to weather/flooding conditions, Morris County Government Offices will have a delayed opening at 10 AM, September 2nd for non-essential employees.

09/02/2021

Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a State of Emergency effective immediately in response to Tropical Storm Ida.

09/02/2021

West, North of I-80: Rain will taper through 1 AM. Another 0.50-1.50" of rain is possible, pushing totals to 4-7". Flooding is ongoing, and larger streams, creeks and rivers will continue to rise as run-off continues. 30-45 MPH wind gusts can continue to cause some downed trees / power-lines through 3 AM.

09/02/2021

East: Major widespread flooding will continue through the evening and night. The heaviest rains will be over the next few hours before a gradual slow down and end to the rain 1-4 AM. Gusty winds (30 to even 40mph) can also knock down trees/power due to saturated soil

09/01/2021

Greetings from the Morris County Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operation Center.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 10 PM this evening, a flash flood warning until 12:15am and a flash flood watch until Thursday morning, September 2nd for Morris County.

As we look at the forecast data, we are not as concerned with the Tornado threat as we are with the rain and flooding.

We have been experiencing torrential rain which is expected to continue through this evening before lightening up and tapering off after Midnight.

We anticipate that we will experience significant flooding issues as the storm continues to produce several inches of rain over a short period of time.

We expect widespread roadway flooding along with flash flooding that will rapidly develop this evening as streams in the area overflow their banks.

Stream/creek flooding will continue after the rain stops through tomorrow and this flooding has the potential to linger into Friday.

Road closures are likely in impacted areas and we will continue to monitor this weather event and provide updates if it is determined to be necessary.

Stay safe!

Good afternoon,The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is currently monitoring the weather forecast for tomorro...
08/31/2021
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Good afternoon,

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is currently monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 1st with a potential impact into Thursday, September 2nd. At the time of this communication, the weather data suggests that we may experience a potentially significant flooding event. Overall, 4-6” of rain (with locally higher amounts possible) is expected before the rain tapers off during the predawn hours on Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

This rainstorm event has the potential to cause widespread areas of flooding. This, along with streams/creeks and rivers have the potential to overflow leading to road closures. In addition, winds may increase tomorrow night and although they won't be overly gusty, they can be enough to take down some trees and caused power outages as a result of the already saturated grounds.

We have been in touch with our partners at Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) and they have assured us that they are staffed and ready to respond to any outages caused by this storm. Flood mitigation protocols are also in place for any JCP&L properties susceptible to flooding.

In the event outages occur due to severe weather, customers without power are encouraged to report their outage by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com, or by texting “OUT” to 544487.

Customers should immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call their local police department/
9-1-1 for emergency issues.

Please remain diligent on the roadways and stay away from downed wires, even if you believe they are no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled with trees or other debris.

Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops.

We will provide additional updates on the impact of the storm, as needed.

Stay safe!

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08/31/2021

Thank you for your unwavering service to the United States of America.

May our heroes Rest In Peace!

Thank you for your unwavering service to the United States of America.

May our heroes Rest In Peace!

08/30/2021

North of I-80: Strong storm moving in along the Morris/Passaic Co line can produce 35 - 50 mph gusts through 530pm.

08/27/2021

West: Torrential, slow moving storms move into the area over the next 15 - 45 min and can quickly lead to roadway flooding. Storms will continue intermittently this afternoon and into the evening. Hardest hit spots can see streams overflow.

08/23/2021

MorrisCounty Alert:
Flood Warning issued August 23 at 3:38PM EDT until August 26 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Mount Holly NJ

08/23/2021

MorrisCounty Alert:
Flood Warning issued August 23 at 4:10AM EDT until August 24 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Mount Holly NJ

08/22/2021

Flash Flood Warning issued Until 11:45PM.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Morris County.

08/22/2021

North of I-80: Ongoing rain resulted in 1.5-3" of rain so far. Heavy rain continues into the eve worsening flooding issues. Activity turns more scattered later into the night, w/ additional flooding problems still possible.

08/22/2021

Good afternoon,

Tropical Storm Henri is currently in Connecticut and is spinning westward towards the Hudson Valley.

This means that the ongoing rain is expected to continue and will become heavier as Henri nears later this afternoon.

Given the duration of rainfall, numerous areas of roadway flooding is possible with the worst of it likely being late afternoon through tonight.

As rain continues through the night, streams/creeks have the potential to overflow which can cause roadway closures and flash flooding.

Between today and tonight, a general 2 - 5" of rain is expected across Northern NJ.

Some of the hardest hit spots have the potential to see 5"+ of rain, which can lead to significant flooding issues.

Rain tapers off midday tomorrow before a couple downpours/storms return later in the afternoon.

Stay safe!

08/22/2021

West: Steady rain continue to fall across the area and will begin to turn heavy at times through this aftrn/eve. Ongoing poor drainage/roadway issues turn more numerous, in addition to the flooding of streams and creeks across the area. Additional 2-4" possible through tonight (locally higher possible).

08/22/2021

East: Areas of steady rain continue to fall across the area and will begin to turn heavy at times through this aftrn/eve. Ongoing poor drainage/roadway issues can turn more numerous, in addition to the flooding of streams and creek. Additional 1-3" possible through tonight (locally higher not ruled out).

08/22/2021

Good morning,

The main issue that we will be paying attention to will be the potential waves of heavy rain throughout day.

We may experience heavy downpours that could produce rainfall rates over 1 inch per hour. Occasionally, you may see an embedded thunderstorm as well.

Wind gusts up to 40 mph may also occur at times especially in and around the heavier rain showers.

Look for the waves of rain to transition more to scattered showers in the late evening with scattered showers possible overnight.

Showers will diminish further Monday morning but you could see isolated showers through Monday morning and afternoon before things totally dry out.

Additional rainfall amounts up to 4 inches are possible.

Stay safe!

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Morristown, NJ
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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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(973) 829-8600

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