Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2020

Tropical Storm Isaias Updates and Information for Union County Residents

Visit the Isaias updates page on the Union County website, https://wp.me/p4sLwl-mam, for additional updates on County services and cancellations during the storm.

Union County, NJ – Union County is expected to receive torrential rain, strong winds, and storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaias.

A tropical storm warning and flash flood watch has been issued for the Union County area with 3 to 6 inches of rain, 60-70% chance of 40-50 mph sustained winds with gusts of up to 70 mph, and minor to moderate storm surge concerns.

The storm is expected to reach its peak Tuesday afternoon into the evening during rush hour commute.

The Union County area is also under a tornado watch until 4:00 pm

Take extra precaution, especially if you live in flood prone areas. For additional updates and information on Union County services, and contacts for local utilities and power outage reporting, visit the Isaias updates page on the Union County website, https://wp.me/p4sLwl-mam

Event Cancellations and Service Updates (updated 10:00 a.m., August 4, 2020):

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2 scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 in Rahway River Park is cancelled
  • The scheduled walk-up County of Union Covid-test site in Elizabeth at the Logan Rec Center for Tuesday, August 4th is postponed to Saturday, August 15th (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) due to expected inclement weather. If you made a previous appointment, you will receive an email honoring your appointment within the new established time frame.
  • All Judiciary offices (County Courts) will be closed on Tuesday, August 4th 2020. While the physical court offices will be closed, virtual operations should continue to the extent possible.
  • Paratransit ends at 3 p.m. and Human Services is enacting Code Blue to assist homeless into shelters.

Utility contact formation:

Electric —

PSE&G
1-800-436-7734
Outages: Report Map

Jersey Central Power & Light (First Energy)

Report Outage Online

Gas —

Elizabethtown Gas

1-800-242-5830    Website

 

PSE&G
1-800-436-7734  Website

Report gas leak 1-800-436-7734

Water —

New Jersey American Water

1-800-272-1325    Website

United Water – Rahway

1-877-303-2435    Website

Emergencies 1-877-303-2435

TV/Internet / Phone

Cablevision
1-866-575-8000   Website

Comcast  – Xfinity
1-800-266-2278   Website

Xfinity: 1-800-XFINITY (934-6489) Website

 

Verizon FiOS

1-888-438-3467   Website

Verizon
1-800-827-4966   Website

Time Warner

201-886-0900  Website

 

Dish Netowork

1 (800) 333-3474 Website

 

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for using the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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