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Mayor Chuck Cahn
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10/28/2012 7:55:15 PM
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Cherry Hill Township prepares for impending storm

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                                                                        October 28, 2012


Dear Neighbor:

Since late last week, the Township’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been closely monitoring the impending storm, and key personnel and first responders are on standby and ready to respond as conditions require over the next 48 hours.

The latest forecast calls for strong winds and heavy rain to move through our region, with the worst expected to hit this area on Monday and into Tuesday. Flooding is possible and power outages are likely. I want residents to rest assured that Cherry Hill Township and our emergency management personnel will work around-the-clock to minimize the effects felt in this community to the greatest possible extent.

The Township’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 8 a.m. and will remain operational for the duration of the storm. Emergency Management officials are coordinating with the Camden County OEM and other relevant offices to ensure a coordinated response on all fronts.

The Department of Public Works began preparations on Friday and has worked through the weekend clearing debris from streets, sewers and drainage inlets to mitigate flooding concerns. Township vehicles are fueled and ready to respond to downed trees, debris and other storm-related issues as they arise.

Additional Police and Fire personnel have been activated and will be on hand to respond through the duration of the storm.  Please remember that 911 is for emergencies only.  If you have a non-emergency question or concern, please call the Mayor’s Office at (856) 488-7878. Again, the Mayor’s Office will be open at 8 a.m. and will remain open for the duration of the storm.

In the event of an evacuation, Cherry Hill High School East will be opened as an emergency shelter. Residents whose homes are flood-prone and those with disabilities or medical needs should make provisions now to stay with friends or family if at all possible. Planning ahead is critical in preventing an emergency. If you feel as though you need to relocate and you need access to a shelter, please call (856) 665-1200 or my office at (856) 488-7878.

In the final hours of preparation, I would like to remind all our residents to take the following steps, if they haven’t already done so, to keep themselves and others safe over the next two days.

  • Secure all outdoor furniture, trash cans, recycling cans, and decorations, as these items can easily blow around and become dangerous debris in high winds.
  • Stock up on batteries, flash lights, water and other emergency supplies specific to your family. Remember to prepare your pets' supplies as well.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers, including the ones listed below, close at hand.
  • Fill your vehicle's gas tank, and have additional fuel on hand for your generator, if needed.
  • Charge cell phones, laptop computers and other devices you may need access to in the event of a power outage.
  • Have cash on hand, as power outages may limit access to ATMs and banks in the next few days.
  • Refill important prescriptions and have enough medication on hand for seven days.
  • If you encounter standing water on a roadway, please do not drive through it. Doing so can jeopardize your safety and the safety of our first responders. During the storm, please stay off the roadways all together.
  • Stay away from downed power lines, as they may be “live” and very dangerous. Report all power outages, downed wires and utility poles to PSEG at the number below.

Important phone numbers and websites:
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Police: (856) 665-1200
Mayor’s Office: (856) 488-7878
PSE&G: (800) 436-PSEG (7734)
http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp
Atlantic City Electric: (800) 833-7476
http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/
South Jersey Gas: (800) 582-7060
http://www.southjerseygas.com/

As always, 9-1-1 should be used only in an emergency. All other calls should be directed to the Mayor’s Office.

Updates will be available via FacebookTwitter and the Township website throughout the storm. Please follow us there for the latest information, and be sure to subscribe to our Emergency Alerts if you haven’t already done so by clicking here.

While we continue to hope for the best during this storm, it is my job as Mayor to prepare for the worst. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to weather this latest storm.


Sincerely,
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Mayor Chuck Cahn

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Dear Neighbor:

Since late last week, the Township’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been closely monitoring the impending storm, and key personnel and first responders are on standby and ready to respond as conditions require over the next 48 hours.

The latest forecast calls for strong winds and heavy rain to move through our region, with the worst expected to hit this area on Monday and into Tuesday. Flooding is possible and power outages are likely. I want residents to rest assured that Cherry Hill Township and our emergency management personnel will work around-the-clock to minimize the effects felt in this community to the greatest possible extent.

The Township’s Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 8 a.m. and will remain operational for the duration of the storm. Emergency Management officials are coordinating with the Camden County OEM and other relevant offices to ensure a coordinated response on all fronts.

The Department of Public Works began preparations on Friday and has worked through the weekend clearing debris from streets, sewers and drainage inlets to mitigate flooding concerns. Township vehicles are fueled and ready to respond to downed trees, debris and other storm-related issues as they arise.

Additional Police and Fire personnel have been activated and will be on hand to respond through the duration of the storm. Please remember that 911 is for emergencies only. If you have a non-emergency question or concern, please call the Mayor’s Office at (856) 488-7878. Again, the Mayor’s Office will be open at 8 a.m. and will remain open for the duration of the storm.

In the event of an evacuation, Cherry Hill High School East will be opened as an emergency shelter. Residents whose homes are flood-prone and those with disabilities or medical needs should make provisions now to stay with friends or family if at all possible. Planning ahead is critical in preventing an emergency. If you feel as though you need to relocate and you need access to a shelter, please call (856) 665-1200 or my office at (856) 488-7878.

In the final hours of preparation, I would like to remind all our residents to take the following steps, if they haven’t already done so, to keep themselves and others safe over the next two days.

Secure all outdoor furniture, trash cans, recycling cans, and decorations, as these items can easily blow around and become dangerous debris in high winds.

Stock up on batteries, flash lights, water and other emergency supplies specific to your family. Remember to prepare your pets' supplies as well.

Keep emergency contact numbers, including the ones listed below, close at hand.

Fill your vehicle's gas tank, and have additional fuel on hand for your generator, if needed.

Charge cell phones, laptop computers and other devices you may need access to in the event of a power outage.

Have cash on hand, as power outages may limit access to ATMs and banks in the next few days.

Refill important prescriptions and have enough medication on hand for seven days.

If you encounter standing water on a roadway, please do not drive through it. Doing so can jeopardize your safety and the safety of our first responders. During the storm, please stay off the roadways all together.

Stay away from downed power lines, as they may be “live” and very dangerous. Report all power outages, downed wires and utility poles to PSEG at the number below.


Important phone numbers and websites:


Emergency: Dial 9-1-1


Police: (856) 665-1200


Mayor’s Office: (856) 488-7878


PSE&G: (800) 436-PSEG (7734)


http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp


Atlantic City Electric: (800) 833-7476


http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com


South Jersey Gas: (800) 582-7060


www. southjerseygas.com



As always, 9-1-1 should be used only in an emergency. All other calls should be directed to the Mayor’s Office.

Updates will be available via Facebook, Twitter and the Township website throughout the storm. Please follow us there for the latest information, and be sure to subscribe to our Emergency Alerts if you haven’t already done so by clicking here.

While we continue to hope for the best during this storm, it is my job as Mayor to prepare for the worst. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work together to weather this latest storm.


Sincerely,

Mayor Chuck Cahn

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