COMMUNITY ALERT BULLETIN
Message#1 10/27/2012 16:00 hours
is an important message from the Upper Saddle River Office of Emergency
Management regarding Hurricane Sandy.
Upper Saddle River Office of Emergency Management met today with
representatives of the Police Department, Mayor and Council, Fire
Department, Ambulance Corp, Department of Public Works and School
Officials to develop an action plan and coordinate a response to the
is still a great deal of uncertainty as to the exact track of the
hurricane. Current prediction models, of this slow moving storm, indicate
that it will most likely make land fall south and west of New Jersey near
Delaware-Maryland in the early morning hours on Tuesday October 30th. The storm has the potential of lasting
through Wednesday October 31st.
could bring between 3-5 inches of rain and tropical force winds to the
area. Local flooding and loss of
power is expected.
are urged to remain inside during the storm and monitor local TV and
event of localized flooding or downed power lines, do not attempt to
drive through the area. Report
flooded roads and downed power lines to the Police Department,
Upper Saddle River DPW will have sand bags available to residents that
have experienced flooding during past storms. Sand bags can be picked up at the DPW
recycling center on the morning of Saturday October 27th
between the hours of 8am-12pm.
fresh water fill station has also been set-up on the south side of the
Borough Hall. Residents will need
to bring their own containers.
indicated in previous messages do not call the Police Department
regarding lost power. All
inquiries must be directed to Rockland Electric at (877) 434-4100.
Office of Emergency Management is recommending the following:
1) Have a three-day supply of
non-perishable food and water.
2) Have extra flashlights and batteries.
3) Fill prescription medication prior to
4) Have a First Aid Kit available.
5) Store important documents in a
6) Make sure cellular phones, smart phones and other
devices are fully charged
information regarding storm preparations can be found on the New Jersey
Office of Emergency Management website.
designated temporary shelter for residents to use in the event there is
an extended loss of power will be the Cavallini School. A determination to open the shelter
will be based on the extent of the storms impact on our community.
should rely on the messages sent via the Police Departments Reverse 911
system to avoid any confusion of misinformation. Additional information
can also be found on the Borough website, Police Department website and
Police Department facebook page.
should encourage neighbors and friends to sign up for the Borough’s
Reverse 911 system powered by Swiftreach
Networks. This system is capable
of sending phone, email and text message notifications during
emergencies. See the Police
Department and/or Borough website to sign up.
remember our Emergency 9-1-1 System is for Emergencies Only. Non-emergency callers should use our main
phone number (201) 327-2700.Residents should be assured that the Borough
is well prepared for this storm.
The Upper Saddle River
Police Department has applied for Federal Funding to pay for two officers
to become certified as Law Enforcement Fitness Specialists. The
funding was applied for through the Edward Byre Memorial Justice
Assistance Grant JAG program 2012 State Solicitation. The total amount
of funds being requested is approximately $3200. This
training will help to support the Upper Saddle River Police Department
Health and Wellness initiative for its officers as well as future
voluntary fitness testing.
Chief Patrick Rotella