Mayor DePaola Advises Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy
The Mayor sent out the following message on best practices in preparing for the storm.
The following was provided by the Township of Scotch Plains' Mayor, Mary DePaola.
As we brace for Hurricane Sandy, the Township would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution during this serious and potentially dangerous storm. Heavy rains and strong winds are expected and flooding is possible. Please remember to take steps to secure your property and ensure the safety of your families.
- Check your flashlights and have extra batteries.
- Keep your cell phone fully charged.
- Keep a supply of water and non–perishable food.
- Have a list of emergency numbers ready.
- One week supply of your medications.
Residents should have enough water and food on hand in the event of lengthy power outages. If you see any downed wires, do not approach; contact the Scotch Plains Police Department. Please only use 911 for emergencies, all other police calls use 322-7100. SPPD will have additional officers on duty to handle any potential problems.
If evacuations should become necessary, SPPD will activate the instant alert system as well as make an announcement on SP-TV and on the Township Website.
As always, thank you for your time and assistance. Stay safe!
Mayor Mary DePaola