Borough of Madison Holds Preparedness Meeting Ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias
Madison, NJ – August 3, 2020 – The Borough of Madison is continuing to monitor the inbound weather event from Tropical Storm Isaias that will impact Madison, beginning this evening, and lasting through tomorrow. Current forecasts from the National Weather Service shows Madison receiving rain, localized flooding and wind gusts.
This morning, Mayor Conley held a virtual preparedness meeting with all departments to ensure that critical department (Madison Police Department, Fire Department, Electric Department and Department of Public Works) are adequately staffed, prepared and ready to respond in the event of flooding, power outages, downed trees or other natural disasters. All departments are currently in storm prep mode, ensuring that all equipment that could be necessary is prepared and ready to be deployed. Generators for our sump pumps have been serviced and we are doing enhanced storm drain cleanings and street sweeping to reduce the potential of flooding.
“Madison officials held a virtual internal preparedness meeting this morning, where it was determined that we are ready and prepared for Tropical Storm Isaias, which we will begin to see effects this evening through tomorrow,” said Mayor Robert H. Conley. “All departments that are critical during these times have met and prepared required equipment and personnel. The Electric Department is prepared to respond to power outage calls and all other departments are prepared to respond as necessary. As with any storm, I ask that all residents please obey direction and communication from borough officials, so that we can safely address and respond to all calls,” continued Conley.
We are requesting that all dining establishments remove pop-up tents, tables and chairs this evening and properly secure them or bring them indoors. All residents are asked to secure loose items like tents, garbage cans and umbrellas. We encourage all residents and businesses with sump pumps to check that they are working and operational today.
“The ‘home town’ utility service that the Madison Electric Department provides all of its customers is something that we’re proud of here in Madison,” said Conley. “To ensure we can continue to provide that service, I have spoken to the leadership of JCP&L to emphasize that both of our feeder lines remain open and operational and that in the event they need to cut power, on their end, that they properly notify us ahead of time,” continued Conley.
To report a power outage 24/7/365, please call (973) 966-7330. We ask that you please reserve 911 for emergencies only.
Updates, as necessary, will be posted on borough social media (Facebook & Twitter), www.Rosenet.org and sent out via AlertMadison. Not yet registered for our emergency notification system (AlertMadison)? Register today by visiting www.AlertMadison.org.