MiDDLETOWN, NJ – This is a nightly Storm update from Mayor Fiore. As you all know by now we are in the midst of a nor’easter following Hurricane Sandy. We are hopeful that we do not experience further power outages this evening. We expect the storm tonight to peak between now and about 10:00PM in terms of wind.
High tide is expected sometime after 2:00AM. There is a possibility of flooding in low lying areas of the Township as a result.
A few additional announcements:
The 55th Annual Veterans Day parade hosted by VFW Post 2179 has been cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
The Holiday Train Ride has been cancelled due to major damage NJ Transit rails have sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
Due to the amount damage to trees caused by Hurricane Sandy there will be a Township-wide collection of brush. The Fall leaf collection will begin immediately following the completion of the emergency brush collection. The schedule for leaf collection will be revised as soon as possible once a completion date for this brush collection can be established. Brush will be collected as part of an emergency FEMA disaster relief effort. Residents are encouraged to assist this effort by dropping off their brush and leaves if possible, free of charge at the Middletown Township Recycling Center, located at 52 Kanes Lane (off Hwy 35).
FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Henry Hudson Activity Center Located at 945 Route 36 in Leonardo. The center is open from 8 AM to 8 PM daily. You can also apply or check your application status at fema.gov and by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. If you sustained losses or damages from Hurricane Sandy you may be eligible for disaster aid. Everyone is encouraged to apply even if you’re not sure if you’re eligible.
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this incredibly difficult time.
Please click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNjtOSlm-ig&feature=youtu.be to listen to the mayor’s Audio Update