Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2021

Union County Storm Recovery and Updates: Guidance for Public

Union County, NJ — Residents are advised that conditions are still hazardous and travel is limited in parts of Union County following Hurricane Ida.

Residents needing assistance with shelter, food and other resources can call the Union County Department of Human Services Action Line at (888) 845-3434 or (908) 558-2288.

The Action Line is open for extended hours today, Thursday September 2, until 6:00 p.m. Regular hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. will resume on Friday, September 3.

“Please don’t be fooled by today’s good weather. Emergency workers are still engaged in recovery operations from yesterday’s destructive storm. We ask everyone to help out by keeping the roads clear, and keeping an eye out for hazardous conditions,” said Commissioner Board Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Flooding in Parks: Flooding and damaged equipment has created hazards in many County parks and other public spaces. Residents are asked not to visit parks today and avoid all other unnecessary travel.



Falling Trees: Trees in parks, along streets and in yards may continue to fall throughout the day, even without windy conditions, as over-saturated ground loosens around their roots.

Union County facilities and programs impacted by the storm — status on Thursday, September 2:

The Union County Administration Building at 10 Elizabethtown Plaza is closed.

The Union County Courts are closed. Virtual operations will not be conducted.

The Union County Clerk’s office in Elizabeth is closed. The Westfield office is open.

The Union County Surrogate’s office in Elizabeth is closed.

Meals on Wheels will not be delivered.

Recycling: Today’s scrap metal drop-off program has been cancelled at both the Cranford and Rahway locations. The next scheduled drop-off date is Saturday, September 18.

The Trailside Nature & Science Center is closed.

Watchung Stable is closed to visitors. Staff is on site caring for horses.


 

COVID-19 Tests and Vaccinations


The Union County COVID-19 Call Center is not taking calls today.

The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University is closed. (appointments have been rescheduled). 


Today’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 8th; 3pm to 5pm in Union Township.

Visit ucnj.org/vax for location details, and for information on all of Union County’s upcoming vaccination and testing events. 


Visit ucnj.org for all other information and updates.

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