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The Bergen County Prevention Coalition will be holding it's first Tobacco week of action this year From February 26th through March 1st. During this week we be visiting point of sale locations all around Bergen County providing merchant education and working with local health officers to ensure nicotine products are not available to underage individuals.

We Need Your Help!!!

Tobacco-Free NJ has recently released the new Tobacco Retail Audit Tool. This tool, of which the virtual version can be accessed through the QR code on the flyer, or the link here, is designed to be used at tobacco retailers. The tool collects data on compliance, with the information sent to New Jersey Prevention Network.
The virtual tool, accessed here, is a survey similar to what is on the flyer.

Anyone can use this tool! Concerned citizens, youth groups, public health professionals, and more, can utilize this audit tool throughout Bergen County and the state at large.
Tobacco retail audits allow data to be collected about what is happening in tobacco retailers in the community and use this information to educate the public, policymakers, and our youth about the deceptive marketing tactics that are used by the tobacco industry. The point-of-sale audit tool is a store assessment to track the sales of tobacco products such as menthol flavored products, e-cigarettes, and potential illegal sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New Jersey. The audit tool also collects data on point-of-sale advertising, marketing, and promotions that are done by tobacco retailers. The tool can also be used to identify gaps in Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) inclusion in stores and assess density and proximity of retailers that can impact the exposure and availability of tobacco products to youth. The purpose of this audit tool is solely for data collection and to identify where Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ can focus their educational efforts.

The audit also includes a merchant education component, supplying retailers with the information on IDing, as well as informational stickers and brochures.

If you are interested in learning more about how to perform the audit in your community, let me know! We can provide the merchant education materials necessary.
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The Bergen County Prevention Coalition will be holding its first Tobacco week of action this year From February 26th through March 1st. During this week we be visiting point of sale locations all around Bergen County providing merchant education and working with local health officers to ensure nicotine products are not available to underage individuals.

We Need Your Help!!!

Tobacco-Free NJ has recently released the new Tobacco Retail Audit Tool. This tool, of which the virtual version can be accessed through the QR code on the flyer, or the link here, is designed to be used at tobacco retailers. The tool collects data on compliance, with the information sent to New Jersey Prevention Network.
The virtual tool, accessed here, is a survey similar to what is on the flyer.

Anyone can use this tool! Concerned citizens, youth groups, public health professionals, and more, can utilize this audit tool throughout Bergen County and the state at large.
Tobacco retail audits allow data to be collected about what is happening in tobacco retailers in the community and use this information to educate the public, policymakers, and our youth about the deceptive marketing tactics that are used by the tobacco industry. The point-of-sale audit tool is a store assessment to track the sales of tobacco products such as menthol flavored products, e-cigarettes, and potential illegal sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New Jersey. The audit tool also collects data on point-of-sale advertising, marketing, and promotions that are done by tobacco retailers. The tool can also be used to identify gaps in Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) inclusion in stores and assess density and proximity of retailers that can impact the exposure and availability of tobacco products to youth. The purpose of this audit tool is solely for data collection and to identify where Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ can focus their educational efforts. 

The audit also includes a merchant education component, supplying retailers with the information on IDing, as well as informational stickers and brochures.

If you are interested in learning more about how to perform the audit in your community, let me know! We can provide the merchant education materials necessary.

STORM WATCH: ORANGE AND ROCKLAND UTILITIES OBTAINS ADDITIONAL CREWS AS FORECAST PREDICTS NOR’EASTER WITH HEAVY SNOW, GUSTY WINDS TONIGHT

PEARL RIVER, NY February 12, 2024, 2:00 pm – Orange and Rockland Utilities has obtained additional overhead line crews as the company prepares to mobilize its emergency response workforce to repair potential damage and restore possible power outages that could result from a nor’easter, packing heavy, wet snow and gusty winds. That storm is expected to start roaring through the region just after midnight tonight and tapering off Tuesday afternoon.

The snow totals predicted for that storm have increased from earlier reports and are now expected to blanket the region with as much as 4 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow. Wind gusts could be as high as 35 mph.

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal experts, customer service operators and the other O&R emergency response personnel will be activated and deployed early Tuesday morning. Also, O&R has secured approximately 200 mutual aid workers, which will substantially increase the size of O&R’s overhead line field forces.

O&R Warns
For safety’s sake, O&R warns the public not to touch or approach any downed wire. Assume the wire is energized and dangerous. Report the downed wires to O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also consider calling your local police to divert traffic from the downed wire’s location until an O&R crew arrives.

How to Report an Outage
If you experience a power outage, don’t assume that O&R automatically knows about it. You can report it and check to see when your lights will be back on through:
• Report an Electric Service Problem | Orange & Rockland (oru.com) from any computer or web-based mobile device.
• O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device --- download via Apple Store or Google Play.
• Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or
• Call 1-877-434-4100.

For the latest information about power outages, please view O&R’s Outage Map.

For a brief video that provides a step-by-step guide to the Outage Map’s basic operation:
• In English
• In Spanish

Restoring Service
Once the weather clears enough to safely assess damage and begin electric service restoration, O&R crews will give priority to clearing downed wires blocking roads and making repairs to critical and emergency facilities (police and fire stations, and hospitals, for example) and to those locations where the repair will provide power to the largest number of customers as quickly as possible. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.

Important Safety Tips
• For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car to make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

• Pole-top transformers --- those small, grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.

How To Prepare Your EV for A Power Outage
Just as is the case with traditional gasoline vehicles, you need to ensure your electric car is fueled up in the event there is a power outage that lasts longer than expected.

Guidance is to always keep your EV charged between 75-90% in case of an emergency.
While EVs don’t need a gas station, they do need to be charged up, which is easily done at home. All EVs come with a plug and adapter that are compatible with the outlets in your garage or outside your house. Furthermore, there are Level 2 chargers available for your home. These charge your vehicle at a higher rate than a regular outlet because they use 220 volts, just like what a clothes dryer uses.

Can’t charge at home? Take your vehicle to a publicly accessible Level 2 or DCFC Fast Charger.
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STORM WATCH: WITH HEAVY SNOW DUE MONDAY NIGHT, O&R PREPS TO REPAIR POSSIBLE DAMAGE

PEARL RIVER, NY February 11, 2024, 11:30 am – Orange and Rockland Utilities is preparing to mobilize its emergency response workforce to repair potential damage and restore possible power outages that could result from a snowstorm Monday evening into Tuesday, that is predicted to blanket the region with 2 to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow.

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal experts, customer service operators and the other O&R emergency response personnel will be activated and deployed Monday evening.

O&R Warns
For safety’s sake, O&R warns the public not to touch or approach any downed wire. Assume the wire is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also consider calling your local police to divert traffic from the downed wire’s location until an O&R crew arrives.

How to Report an Outage
If you experience a power outage, don’t assume that O&R automatically knows about it. You can report it and check to see when your lights will be back on through:
• Report an Electric Service Problem | Orange & Rockland (oru.com) from any computer or web-based mobile device.
• O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device --- download via Apple Store or Google Play.
• Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or
• Call 1-877-434-4100.

For the latest information about power outages, please view O&R’s Outage Map.

For a brief video that provides a step-by-step guide to the Outage Map’s basic operation:
• In English
• In Spanish

Restoring Service
Once the weather clears enough to safely assess damage and begin electric service restoration, O&R crews will give priority to clearing downed wires blocking roads and making repairs to critical and emergency facilities (police and fire stations, and hospitals, for example) and to those locations where the repair will provide power to the largest number of customers as quickly as possible. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.
Important Safety Tips
• For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car to make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

• Pole-top transformers --- those small, grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.

How To Prepare Your EV for A Power Outage
Just as is the case with traditional gasoline vehicles, you need to ensure your electric car is fueled up in the event there is a power outage that lasts longer than expected.

Guidance is to always keep your EV charged between 75-90% in case of an emergency.
While EVs don’t need a gas station, they do need to be charged up, which is easily done at home. All EVs come with a plug and adapter that are compatible with the outlets in your garage or outside your house. Furthermore, there are Level 2 chargers available for your home. These charge your vehicle at a higher rate than a regular outlet because they use 220 volts, just like what a clothes dryer uses.

Can’t charge at home? Take your vehicle to a publicly accessible Level 2 or DCFC Fast Charger.
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FACT - New Jersey is one of the only places in the world where we raise enough money so families of Special Olympic athletes don’t have to pay a dime towards competing!!! Come support and be a part of that tomorrow all over the state. Come see us at The Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River, Middletown, Hoboken, Flemington, or Brick….If you can’t make it out for a fun day of indoor Rock Climbing please consider a donation to Special Olympics New Jersey.
A special thank you and good luck to Port Authority PBA for running our Hoboken location!
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt."
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FACT - New Jersey is one of the only places in the world where we raise enough money so families of Special Olympic athletes don’t have to pay a dime towards competing!!! Come support and be a part of that tomorrow all over the state. Come see us at The Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River, Middletown, Hoboken, Flemington, or Brick….If you can’t make it out for a fun day of indoor Rock Climbing please consider a donation to Special Olympics New Jersey. 
A special thank you and good luck to Port Authority PBA for running our Hoboken location!
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.

Millions of vehicles are recalled each year, so it’s essential to include vehicle safety recall information in any road safety communication plan. We have material that helps inform vehicle owners about the process of checking for safety recalls and getting a recall repair and educates drivers about the importance of regularly checking their car for recalls. ... See MoreSee Less

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East Saddle River Rd will be closed between Old Stone Church Rd and Lake St from 1000-2200 (today) for emergency utility work. During this time residents will have access to their homes. There will be a hard closure just north of Ranch Rd. Residents should plan their route in and out of the area accordingly. Residents in this area may experience a brief power loss while crews are working. ... See MoreSee Less

It's 🚓💙 #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay!💙🚓 We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the individuals in law enforcement who play a critical role in keeping our communities safe.

Drop a 💙 to show your support! 👏 Let's come together to recognize and appreciate the officers who go above and beyond.

#LawEnforcementAppreciation #AutismAwareness #CommunityUnity #ThankYouOfficers #AutismNJ

🌟 Share this post to spread awareness and appreciation for the important work our law enforcement officers do! 🌟

Mendham Twp Police
Hamilton Police Division
Gloucester Township Police
Mendham Borough Police Department
Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
City of Northfield Police Department
NJ Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Ocean City Police Department
Wildwood Crest Police Department
Woodbury City Police Department- NJ
Highland Park Police Department
Mountainside Police Department
Westampton Township Police Department
Perth Amboy Police Department
Collingswood Police Department
Edison Township Police Department
Tinton Falls Police Department
Hudson County Prosecutor's Office
Livingston NJ Police Department
New Jersey State Police
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Upper Saddle River Police
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*** Police Blotter ***

A 47-year-old male and a 48-year-old male, both from Albany, New York, were arrested for committing both a burglary and theft to a motor vehicle in the parking lot of a local business. The males were transported to the Bergen County Jail.

A 23-year-old male from Kingston, New York, was charged with Theft after stealing several items from a business on Route 17. He was released on his own recognizance.

A 32-year-old male from the Bronx, New York, was stopped for motor vehicle violations on Route 17 South. He was subsequently charged with Tampering with Public Records for possessing a fraudulent registration. He was released on his own recognizance.

Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person on Pleasant Avenue. As a result, a 20-year-old male from Englewood, New Jersey, was charged with Possession of Cocaine. He was released on his own recognizance.

Officers arrested a 50-year-old male for Theft by Deception after he committed a fraud involving a home improvement scam. The male was charged and transported to the Bergen County Jail to satisfy an outstanding arrest warrant on an unrelated matter.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.
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A 47-year-old male and a 48-year-old male, both from Albany, New York, were arrested for committing both a burglary and theft to a motor vehicle in the parking lot of a local business.  The males were transported to the Bergen County Jail.

A 23-year-old male from Kingston, New York, was charged with Theft after stealing several items from a business on Route 17.  He was released on his own recognizance.

A 32-year-old male from the Bronx, New York, was stopped for motor vehicle violations on Route 17 South.  He was subsequently charged with Tampering with Public Records for possessing a fraudulent registration.  He was released on his own recognizance. 

Officers responded to the report of a suspicious person on Pleasant Avenue.  As a result, a 20-year-old male from Englewood, New Jersey, was charged with Possession of Cocaine.  He was released on his own recognizance.

Officers arrested a 50-year-old male for Theft by Deception after he committed a fraud involving a home improvement scam.  The male was charged and transported to the Bergen County Jail to satisfy an outstanding arrest warrant on an unrelated matter.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

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PSE&G is Prepared for Heavy Rain and Strong Winds
PSE&G is committed to working safely to restore any potential power outages and continue to provide excellent service

(Newark, NJ: January 8, 2024) After last weekend’s wintry weather, PSE&G is once again prepared for another storm that is forecasted to bring gusty winds and heavy rain throughout its service area this week.

The weather system could bring rainfalls of more than 3 inches in certain areas and flooding is anticipated. We are also expecting hazardous (40 to 60 MPH) wind gusts cross the service area — enough to potentially topple trees, bring down branches on wires and cause outages. We encourage customers to take the time now to prepare - know how to stay safe before, during and after a storm and know how to report an outage before it happens.

PSE&G is Prepared
In advance of the storm, PSE&G crews are performing system and logistics checks to ensure the availability of critical materials, fuel and other supplies to fulfill our commitment to bring customers safe and reliable service regardless of extreme weather conditions.

“PSE&G is closely monitoring this latest weather front and we are once again prepared for potential impacts on the system,” said John Latka, senior vice president, PSE&G Electric Operations, Transmission & Distribution. “We have crews scheduled 24/7 who will be ready for restoration once weather conditions permit. Our crews will work to safely restore any outages as quickly as conditions will allow.”

PSE&G prepares year-round for extreme weather to maintain reliable service for our customers. Eleven years after Superstorm Sandy raged across the East Coast, PSE&G continues to work to protect customers’ utility service from the damaging impact of extreme weather by strengthening and upgrading its infrastructure. Our investments in new infrastructure have helped us remain one of the nation’s most reliable utility companies. In fact in December 2023, J.D. Power named PSE&G number one in customer satisfaction with residential and business electric service in the east among large utilities.

Prepare Yourself and Your Home

Stay connected: Know how to report a power outage. These tools help us stay connected during an outage by sharing valuable information and status updates.

• Download the PSE&G mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
• Register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications at pseg.com/outagecenter.
• Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734). You can also report your outage through our app or on our website at pseg.com/myaccount.
• Follow PSE&G on Facebook, Instagram (@PSEG) and Twitter (@PSEGdelivers) for updates before, during and after the storm.
• Visit PSE&G’s Outage Map for the latest in outage info, restoration times and crew locations across New Jersey at pseg.com/outagecenter.
• To report an outage by phone, call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

Storm Safety: Plan ahead before bad weather hits. Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after a storm.

• Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Stay at least 30 feet away from downed lines, and don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line. Immediately contact PSE&G, at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734), via our mobile app or our website, to report downed wires and dial 911 if an immediate hazard exists.

• Electric current passes easily through water, so stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Don't drive over – and don't stand near – downed power lines.

• Downed lines can potentially be hidden in standing water. If you encounter large pools of standing water, stop, back up and choose another path.

• To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline-powered generators in a garage or any other enclosed space.

• If you are on life-sustaining medical equipment, ensure that you alert PSE&G in advance and notify your local police and fire departments. For more information, visit www.pseg.com/life.

Flood Safety: Whether it’s melting snow or powerful rainstorms, New Jersey has experienced increased floods and it’s important for you to familiarize yourself with flood safety by visiting: pseg.com/Flood, including how to recognize an overheated or “runaway” boiler.

If you notice water rising nearby or you are planning to evacuate:

• Unplug all of your electrical appliances.

• Shut off the natural gas supply valve to any gas appliances. The valve is usually found on the gas line to the appliance. Do not attempt any further work until this has been done.

If your home/business is flooding:

• Remember that pools of water may become electrically charged. Appliances in standing water may also become charged, so do not touch them after they have become surrounded by water.

• If you can do so safely, turn off air conditioners or major appliances that may have been running when the outage occurred. This will help avoid a sudden surge of power when electric service is restored.

• Call PSE&G immediately at 1-800-880-7734 (PSEG) or 911 if you smell gas.

• Don’t go into basements with standing water, raw sewage or obvious electric hazards. Stay away from the breaker box in a flooded basement.

• Watch out for animals and snakes that may have been flooded out of their homes and are seeking shelter.

Review additional storm safety and preparation tips at nj.pseg.com/safetyandreliability/stormsafety.
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ORANGE AND ROCKLAND UTILITIES READIES FOR SEVERE WEATHER TUESDAY; STRONG GUSTY WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, LOCAL FLOODING EXPECTED

PEARL RIVER, NY Jan. 8, 2024 2:00 p.m. --- Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) is preparing to mobilize its emergency response workforce Tuesday night to repair potential damage and restore possible power outages that could result from strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall and localized, inland flooding throughout the region between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Wednesday.

This severe storm could pose a significant threat to electric service because its associated high, gusty winds could contribute to downing trees, tree limbs and overhead electric lines --- all of which could interfere with the safe, reliable delivery of electric service.

The storm is expected to bring 1.5-3 inches of rain and winds sustained at 15-30 mph with gusts of 40-50 mph.

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and tree removal experts, customer service operators and the rest of the members of the O&R emergency response team will be activated and deployed Tuesday evening. They will be joined by mutual aid crews.

O&R Warns
For safety’s sake, O&R warns the public not to touch or approach any downed wire. Assume the wire is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also consider calling your local police to divert traffic from the downed wire’s location until an O&R crew arrives.

How to Report an Outage
If customers experience a power outage, they shouldn’t assume that O&R automatically knows about it. They can report it and check to see when their lights will be back on through:
• Report an Electric Service Problem | Orange & Rockland (oru.com) from any computer or web-based mobile device.
• O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device --- download via Apple Store or Google Play.
• Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or
• Call 1-877-434-4100.

For the latest information about power outages, please view O&R’s Outage Map.

For a brief video that provides a step-by-step guide to the Outage Map’s basic operation:

• In English
• In Spanish

Restoring Service
Once the weather clears enough to safely assess damage and begin electric service restoration, O&R crews will give priority to clearing downed wires blocking roads and making repairs to critical and emergency facilities (police and fire stations, and hospitals, for example) and to those locations where the repair will provide power to the largest number of customers as quickly as possible. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.

Important Safety Tips
• For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car to make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

• Pole-top transformers --- those small, grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.

How To Prepare Your EV for A Power Outage
Just as is the case with traditional gasoline vehicles, you need to ensure your electric car is fueled up in the event there is a power outage that lasts longer than expected.

Guidance is to always keep your EV charged between 75-90% in case of an emergency.

While EVs don’t need a gas station, they do need to be charged up, which is easily done at home.

All EVs come with a plug and adapter that are compatible with the outlets in your garage or outside your house. Furthermore, there are Level 2 chargers available for your home. These charge your vehicle at a higher rate than a regular outlet because they use 220 volts, just like what a clothes dryer uses.

Can’t charge at home? Take your vehicle to a publicly accessible Level 2 or DCFC Fast Charger.
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USR Alert: Please see the Weather Information Bulletin sent out by Bergen County Office of Emergency Management. The USRPD is closely monitoring the storm and is prepared to respond accordingly in the event of any weather related emergencies. Please monitor the USR Police Facebook Page and USR Alert messages as road closures and flooding updates will be sent out through these platforms.

Bergen County Weather Information Bulletin
January 8, 2024 @ 9:15 AM
National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch For Bergen County From 6PM Tuesday Through 6PM Wednesday

COUNTYWIDE:
Bergen County OEM is monitoring another major storm system that will affect our area from late Tuesday morning through early Wednesday morning. The heaviest rain will occur between Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning. Total rainfall is expected to be around 2 -3 inches for the entire event.

Excessive runoff, combined with snow melt, will result in moderate to major flash flooding of rivers, small creeks, streams, and other low lying and flood prone locations. Urban flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas is likely. This will be quicker than usual because the ground is already saturated and there will be significant snow melt with rising temperatures.

Moderate tidal flooding is possible for this event. The Hackensack and Passaic River may see moderate flooding during the high tide cycles.

Hackensack River High Tide @ Hackensack:
Tuesday, Jan 9 – 7:39pm
Wednesday, Jan 10 – 7:56am
Wednesday, Jan 10 – 8:26pm

Passaic River High Tide @ E. Rutherford:
Tuesday, Jan 9 – 6:42pm
Wednesday, Jan 10 – 6:59am
Wednesday, Jan 10 – 7:29pm

Saddle River at Lodi is expected to crest Wednesday, at 1200 hours, at 7.2 ft

Winds will be 10-20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph. Winds may cause down tree limbs, resulting in power outages.

We will continue to monitor this situation and issue updates as necessary.
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Ice & Snow – Remove It Before You Go

Remember to remove all ice and snow from your vehicle before driving, especially from the hood, windows and roof. It’s the law in New Jersey! Motorists who fail to do so face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense, regardless of whether the ice and snow is dislodged from the vehicle. If flying ice or snow causes property damage or injury to others, motorists face fines of $200 to $1,000 for each offense. There are approximately 500 fatalities in the United States per year due to icy road conditions.

www.njoag.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/division-of-highway-traffic-safety-home/ice-and-snow-re....
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Ice & Snow – Remove It Before You Go

Remember to remove all ice and snow from your vehicle before driving, especially from the hood, windows and roof. It’s the law in New Jersey! Motorists who fail to do so face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense, regardless of whether the ice and snow is dislodged from the vehicle. If flying ice or snow causes property damage or injury to others, motorists face fines of $200 to $1,000 for each offense. There are approximately 500 fatalities in the United States per year due to icy road conditions.

https://www.njoag.gov/about/divisions-and-offices/division-of-highway-traffic-safety-home/ice-and-snow-remove-it-before-you-go/#:~:text=Ice%20%26%20Snow%20%E2%80%93%20Remove%20It%20Before,is%20dislodged%20from%20the%20vehicle.

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Domestic cat seen in the area Danebury Downs and Aspen Way
The owner should call the PD.
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Domestic cat seen in the area Danebury Downs and Aspen Way 
The owner should call the PD.

The Upper Saddle River Police are currently investigating two (2) home burglaries that occurred on 12/26 and 12/30. The burglaries were committed between the late afternoon and early evening hours. Both homes were entered by force and unoccupied during the crimes. Residents are reminded to IMMEDIATELY report any and all suspicious activity. ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred today at approximately 4:45 PM. The pictured male and female approached multiple houses ringing the doorbell and attempting to speak with the residents regarding “financial advice”. The individuals are seen operating this white sedan. If you are approached by these individuals please do not answer the door and immediately contact the police department 201-327-2700. ... See MoreSee Less

The Upper Saddle River Police is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred today at approximately 4:45 PM. The pictured male and female approached multiple houses ringing the doorbell and attempting to speak with the residents regarding “financial advice”. The individuals are seen operating this white sedan. If you are approached by these individuals please do not answer the door and immediately contact the police department 201-327-2700.Image attachment

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Thank you for taking the report, you're all heroes.

Hmmm, not quite how I’m looking to find my next financial advisors, I at least would have thought they’d try to hustle and rob you you in a suit!

Seriously? Financial advice? That’s not even clever.

Very So sad 🙏🙏 ⁉️policereleased.site/newslive

So very sad 🙏🏻 kve.so/wffbo

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Thank you to Stein's Gourmet Cafe for donating a delicious breakfast for our staff today ... See MoreSee Less

Owner located!! Thank you

Do you recognize me? I have escaped from my owners!! Found in the area of Echo Ridge Road and Deerfield Lane. Please call USRPD 201-327-2700
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Owner located!! Thank you

Do you recognize me? I have escaped from my owners!! Found in the area of Echo Ridge Road and Deerfield Lane. Please call USRPD 201-327-2700

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looks like a fox

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ORANGE AND ROCKLAND UTILITIES RESTORING SERVICE TO REMAINING 7,000
OF THE 15,000 CUSTOMERS WHO LOST POWER OVERNIGHT IN SEVERE STORM

PEARL RIVER, NY December 18, 2023, 10 a.m. – Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) company and overhead line contractors, tree removal experts and mutual aid line crews worked through the night repairing storm damage to restore electric service to about 8,000 of the approximately 15,000 customers whose power was knocked out overnight when heavy, windswept rain pummeled the region.

O&R crews continue to restore service today to the remaining 7,000 customers affected by the storm.

O&R Warns
For safety’s sake, O&R warns the public not to touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also consider calling your local police to divert traffic from the downed wire’s location until an O&R crew arrives.

At 9:45 a.m. today, here’s a look at the top three outage locations in each county with remaining outages:

NEW YORK

ROCKLAND COUNTY 2,700
Clarkstown 1,900
Orangetown 350
Spring Valley 180

ORANGE COUNTY 1,955
Blooming Grove 900
Monroe -Village 300
Goshen 260

SULLIVAN COUNTY 45
Forestburgh 45

NEW JERSEY

BERGEN COUNTY 2,200
Cresskill 778
Mahwah 385
Saddle River 235

PASSAIC COUNTY 398
Ringwood 368
West Milford 30

How to Report an Outage
If customer’s experience a power outage, they shouldn’t assume that O&R automatically knows about it. They can report it and check to see when their lights will be back on through:
• Report an Electric Service Problem | Orange & Rockland (oru.com) from any computer or web-based mobile device.
• O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device --- download via Apple Store or Google Play.
• Text messaging by texting “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or
• Call 1-877-434-4100.

For the latest information about power outages, please view O&R’s Outage Map.

For a brief video that provides a step-by-step guide to the Outage Map’s basic operation:

• In English
• In Spanish

Restoring Service
Once the weather clears enough to safely assess damage and begin electric service restoration, O&R crews will give priority to clearing downed wires blocking roads and making repairs to critical and emergency facilities (police and fire stations, and hospitals, for example) and to those locations where the repair will provide power to the largest number of customers as quickly as possible. Then, crews will restore smaller outages and individual customers’ outages.

Important Safety Tips
• For safety’s sake, don’t touch or approach any downed wire. Assume it is energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

• Maintain a distance of at least 50 feet from downed wires and anything they are in contact with including puddles of water and fences. Supervise your children so that they are not in the vicinity and keep pets on a leash or otherwise secure.

• If a fallen wire is draped over a car, do not approach the car to make rescue attempts. Remain a safe distance away and try to keep the occupant of the vehicle calm. If possible, emergency personnel should handle the situation.

• Pole-top transformers --- those small, grey-colored metal drums attached to the wires at the tops of most utility poles --- also should be avoided when they have been knocked to the ground.

• Portable generators pose a serious hazard if used improperly. They should be used and installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger our repair crews. Never plug a generator into a wall unit, use it indoors or set it up outdoors near open home windows or air-handling vents.

• Have emergency equipment within reach --- portable radio, flashlights, spare batteries, first aid kit, cell phone and important medications. Keep O&R’s toll-free number 1-877-434-4100 near the phone to report power outages.

• Remember: if the base station of your cordless phone plugs into the wall, your phone will be unusable during a power outage.

How To Prepare Your EV for A Power Outage
Just as is the case with traditional gasoline vehicles, you need to ensure your electric car is fueled up in the event there is a power outage that lasts longer than expected.

Guidance is to always keep your EV charged between 75-90% in case of an emergency.

While EVs don’t need a gas station, they do need to be charged up, which is easily done at home.

All EVs come with a plug and adapter that are compatible with the outlets in your garage or outside your house. Furthermore, there are Level 2 chargers available for your home. These charge your vehicle at a higher rate than a regular outlet because they use 220 volts, just like what a clothes dryer uses.

Can’t charge at home? Take your vehicle to a publicly accessible Level 2 or DCFC Fast Charger.
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USR Alert: There are many flooded roadways in town. DO NOT drive around barricades. DO NOT drive into flood water. Old Stone Church is only through street open. ... See MoreSee Less

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Disregard…I see Lake Street is now open!

Will Lake Street or Upper Cross open prior to schools opening at 10 or will Old Stone be the only cross street open between 9:30 and 10?

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Traffic Alert: The following streets will be closed due to flooding: Lake St, Lake Rd. Upper Cross Rd, and Brook Rd. Plan accordingly. ... See MoreSee Less

USRFD Project Santa this week!

First Night of Gift Drop Off
Wednesday 12/13 5pm-8pm

Second Night of Gift Drop Off
Thursday 12/14 5pm-8pm

Gift Delivery
Saturday 12/16 1pm-4pm
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USR Alert: Sparrowbush Road is reopened. ... See MoreSee Less

USR Alert: Sparrowbush Road is closed due to a tree and wires down between W Saddle River Rd and Cobblestone Dr. Please follow posted detours. ... See MoreSee Less

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