Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2021

Weather Advisory for Monday, Oct. 25 into Tuesday, Oct. 26 (Update: State of Emergency Declared)

Updated 3:30 p.m., Tuesday October 26:

Another band of rain is expected to reach Union County this evening, Tuesday October 26, and continue through the night, potentially causing additional flooding hazards.
 
Please exercise care during your evening commute, avoid unnecessary travel, and stay tuned to the news for weather updates.
 
…Updated 6:00 a.m., Tuesday October 26: Beginning at 8:00 p.m. today, Monday, October 25th a Flash Flood Watch will be in effect. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected during the evening and overnight into Tuesday, October 26th.
 
Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible along with wind gusts up to and exceeding 30 miles per hour. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times.
Travel during the evening and overnight hours should be limited as much as possible. If you must travel, please allow for extra time as some roadways may be closed. Under no circumstances should you move emergency barricades or travel through water of unknown depth.
 
Be aware of storm related closures: Due to the impending storm, the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers in Elizabeth and Cranford will be closed on Tuesday, October 26. Reopening on Wednesday will be pending assessment of the weather.

On Monday evening, October 25, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Declared a State of Emergency effective at 8:00 pm in preparation for the storm. 

The anticipated Nor’easter storm is forecasted to bring significant flash flooding, coastal flooding, and wind gusts across New Jersey.  Residents should stay off the roads, remain vigilant, and follow all safety protocols. Residents should pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible along with wind gusts up to and exceeding 30 miles per hour. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times.

Travel should be limited as much as possible. If you must travel, please allow for extra time as some roadways may be closed. Under no circumstances should you move emergency barricades or travel through water of unknown depth.

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