September 1, 2011, 11:00 AM




The NJROIC operational level remains at a Level IV operational status. The SEOC is coordinating sheltering efforts, resource requests, EMAC requests and evacuation efforts throughout the State.  The 8/25/11 statewide State of Emergency remains in effect.




President Obama has issued a Presidential Disaster Declaration (DR#4021) for the State of New Jersey due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals (Individual Assistance – IA) in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties. Federal funding will also be available to state and eligible local governments (Public Assistance – PA) and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by Hurricane Irene in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem. Damage surveys are still continuing in other areas of the state and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the damage assessments are fully completed.




Current Outages as of 1030 hrs: 98,150 customers without service. The increase is due to a squirrel shorting out a temporary line supplying 15,000 customers


JCPL:  67,650 customers out

Sussex: 10,600

Warren: 3,150

Morris: 13,350

Essex: 3,150

Union: 3,650

Somerset: 5,800

Hunterdon: 5,800

Middlesex: 650

Mercer: 400

Monmouth: 18,800

Ocean: 200

Burlington: 300


PSEG:  29,500 customers out

Bergen: 15,000

Burlington: 100

Essex: 700

Mercer: 100

Middlesex: 3,300

Passaic: 1,400

Somerset: 2,900

Union: 6,300


ACE: 150 customers out

Mostly in Gloucester Co.


O&R: 1,850 customers out

Bergen: 1,300

Passaic: 550


Gas Outages as of 1000 hours are:

PSEG:  2,424 customers shut off due to flooding

E-Town Gas:  438 customers shut off due to flooding


Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station – NJDEP reported on 8/31/11 at 2000 hours that Unit #1 was at 69 percent, Unit #2 was at 90 percent.  This was due to debris blocking intakes.  Unit #1 is currently at 80 percent, Unit #2 at 90 percent and Hope Creek is at 100 percent.  PSE&G is monitoring the situation and will return to 100 percent when conditions are appropriate.



 Boil Water Advisories in Effect (as of 1030 hours 9/1/11) 

  • Hightstown Water Department in Mercer County
  • New Jersey American Short Hills Water System in West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Maplewood, Irvington, Summit, Springfield, and Florham Park
  • Livingston Township Water Department in Essex County
  • Forest Lakes Water Company which serves portions of Andover Township and Byram Township in Sussex County
  • Sussex Water Department in Sussex Borough, Sussex County
  • United Water – Vernon Valley in part of Vernon Township, Sussex County
  • United Water – Woodridge Estates (part of Vernon Township, Sussex County)


C.  EVACUATIONS (As of 10:00 hours)

Morris County: Residents evacuated 6,545

Pequannock evacuated 800 residents

Parsippany evacuated 5,000 residents

Lincoln Park evacuated 700 residents

E. Hanover evacuated 45 residents


Passaic County: Residents evacuated 3,508

Paterson: evacuated 1,500 residents

Woodland Park: evacuated 550 residents

Totowa: evacuated 300 residents

Little Falls: evacuated 410 residents

Bloomingdale: evacuated 18 residents

Wayne: evacuated 278 residents

Pompton Lakes: evacuated 350 residents

Hawthorne: evacuated 102 residents


Essex County: Residents evacuated 156

Fairfield: evacuated 156 residents


SHELTERS (Updated at 1000 hours)










  •  US 130 Southbound, Ward Av, (MM56.3) , Bordentown Twp, right lane closed – Sinkhole


  • I-280 Eastbound, CR 508, (MM16.7) , Kearny, ramp closed – Flooding


  • NJ 29 Both Directions, CR 546/Washington Crossing Rd, (MM12.0) , Hopewell Twp, all lanes closed and detoured -Emergency  construction
  • NJ 33 Both Directions, West of CR 571/Stockton St, (MM14.1) , Hightstown, all lanes closed and detoured – Emergency construction
  •  US 206 Both Directions, CR 533/Quaker Rd, (MM52.5) , Princeton Twp, all lanes closed and detoured – Emergency construction


  • NJ 35 Southbound, Ernston Rd, (MM48.0) , Sayreville, right lane closed for repairs – Sinkhole


  • US 46 Both Directions, East of NJ 159/Bloomfield Av, (MM52.0) , Montville Twp, all lanes closed – Flooding   
  • US 46 Eastbound, CR 615/Howard Blvd, (MM33.8) , Roxbury Twp, WB lanes have one lane open in each direction- Sinkhole


  •  I-80 Eastbound, Exit 53 – NJ 23/US 46, (MM53.6) , Wayne Twp, partial ramp closed – Flooding
  • NJ 20 Both Directions, Broadway, (MM1.9) , Paterson, all lanes closed and detoured – Flooding
  • NJ 23 Both Directions, South of CR 631/Main St, (MM4.3) , Little Falls Twp, all lanes closed – Flooding
  • NJ 23 Both Directions, US 202, (MM6.8) , Wayne Twp, ramp closed and detoured – Flooding

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