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WELCOME TO THE TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Emergency Management Coordinator
Captain Fred Menzel
LOWER LEVEL- Municipal Building
Phone (973) 680-4177
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Personal Disaster Kit
One of the most important parts of your family disaster plan is the preparation of a disaster supplies kit. This kit should include the following materials:
- A three day supply of water - one gallon per person/per day.
- Food that will not spoil.
- One change of clothing and shoes per person.
Downed power lines are extremely dangerous.
Stay at least 20 feet away from any downed lines.
- Prescription medicines.
- One blanket or sleeping bag per person.
- A first-aid kit.
- A battery powered NOAA weather radio.
- A portable radio.
- Emergency tools.
- A flashlight with extra batteries.
- An extra set of car keys.
- Any special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
Emergency Planning for Your Pet
Suggestions to ensure your pet is safe when planning for an emergency.
Additional information on emergency preparedness is available on the internet at:www.state.nj.us/njoem
PSE&G Prepares for More Heavy Rain, Possible Flooding
PSE&G is closely monitoring the rain storm expected to hit New Jersey today into Friday. The storm could bring heavy rain, strong winds and lightning in portions of PSE&G’s service territory, as well as the possibility of localized flooding. In anticipation of the heavy rain, PSE&G is ensuring that all available personnel are ready to respond should there be outages associated with the storm. To prepare for possible flooding, PSE&G has inspected its substations.
To report a power outage or downed wire, call 1-800-436-PSEG. Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at pseg.com.
General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online at pseg.com/outagecenter and updates are posted on pseg.com during severe weather. Customers can also follow us on Twitter @psegdelivers to monitor restoration progress. Twitter should not be used to report outages.
This storm does have the potential to interrupt service, and customers should prepare for the possibility of outages. PSE&G offers the following tips:
DOWNED POWER LINE SAFETY
Downed wires may appear dead but should always be considered "live." STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES. Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with. Parents are urged to check for downed wires in areas where their children might play and to remind the children to stay far away from any wires. If a wire falls on a vehicle, passengers should stay in the vehicle until help arrives. To report a downed wire, call 1-800-436-PSEG and tell PSE&G the nearest cross street.
CUSTOMERS WITH LIFE-SUSTAINING EQUIPMENT
Individuals who rely on electricity to operate life-sustaining electronic equipment, such as a respirator or dialysis machine, should pre-register with PSE&G to receive priority attention in the event of an outage. To request the service, call PSE&G at 1-800-436-PSEG. They should also inform their rescue squads and fire departments of their needs, in case of emergency. Even though customers with life-sustaining equipment who have registered with PSE&G will receive priority attention during outages, they should also have emergency back-up equipment on hand, since immediate restoration cannot be guaranteed.
BEFORE THE STORM
Log in to My Account and make sure your contact information is up to date. This makes it easier for our system to recognize you when you call. You can also opt in for MyAlerts to allow PSE&G to send you text and email messages about outages that may affect you. Charge your cell phones and other mobile devices. Bookmark our website and add the Customer Service phone number to your contacts. Make sure you have your account number in a secure place that can be easily accessed.
IF YOU LOSE POWER
First check your neighborhood. If you are the only one without power, check your fuse box for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. If that’s not the problem, look outside at the wire between your house and the utility pole. If it is down, report it immediately to PSE&G. It is important to always report outages to PSE&G. Don’t assume someone else has reported it. It is easy to report your outage via the self-service line at 1-800-436-PSEG or through My Account.
Mother Nature can be unpredictable. It’s wise to have an emergency kit on hand year round. Here are some things to include:
- A battery powered radio.
- A corded telephone. (Cordless phones will not work if the power is out.)
- Flashlights and extra fresh batteries.
- A first-aid kit.
- Bottled water and an adequate supply of non-perishable food.
- A non-electric can opener.
- Matches and candles with holders.
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags.
- A list of emergency phone numbers, including PSE&G’s Customer Service line: 1-800-436-PSEG. Call this number to report power outages or downed wires.
Cheaper by the Dozen: PSE&G Offers 12 Tips to Save Money and Keep Warm
(Newark, NJ – Dec. 17, 2013) Winter warmth is on sale for Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) residential gas customers, who will be saving about 33 percent on their bills this November and December thanks to a bill credit. On top of the credit — which will save the typical customer about $93 over two months’ usage — customers can save even more with these energy-saving tips.
1. Lower your thermostat by just one degree, which may reduce your heating bill by 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day and 5 to 10 degrees at bedtime if health conditions allow.
2. Clean or replace the furnace filter on hot air heating systems.
3. Seal flues in fireplaces you don’t use.
4. Purchase and wrap an insulation blanket around the tank of your water heater. Wrap the hot water heater outlet pipe with inexpensive flexible insulating tubing to reduce the time it takes for hot water to reach your shower. Set your hot water heater to no more than 120 degrees.
5. Install low-flow shower heads and take a five-minute shower instead of a bath. The average household can save up to 25 gallons of water as well as the gas used to heat the water. Install water restrictors on your kitchen and bathroom faucets.
6. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). They last about 10,000 hours - 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs – and use 60-75 percent less electricity.
7. Cover window air conditioners to reduce drafts. Install insulated or lined drapes on your windows.
8. Use weather stripping or one-sided sticky tape to seal up cracks and stop drafts in windows and doorframes. Caulk smaller gaps. Beneath doors, install common draft guards available at hardware stores.
9. On really drafty windows, use a shrink film insulation kit, or make one yourself from plastic and double-face tape.
10. If you have a door leading outside from your basement, hang a full-size sheet of plastic from the door frame to keep heat from escaping. Seal windows in the basement with plastic to create a barrier against the cold. Keep your garage door closed if the garage is attached to the house.
11. Seal wall switches and electrical outlets with small foam gaskets available at home improvement centers and hardware stores. Remove the cover plate, insert the gasket, and screw the cover plate back in place.
12. Complete a free home energy analysis online at www.pseg.com for recommendations on how to make your home more energy efficient.
For more energy saving tips, visit www.pseg.com/saveenergy to download an Energy Savers brochure and learn about a variety of payment options to help manage energy costs.
PSE&G announced in October that it would provide a two-month bill credit for its residential gas customers that would reduce the typical two-month bill to $188.65 from $281.75 for a savings of $93.10. Depending on meter reading schedules, many customers will see some of the credit in November and December, with the remainder in January.
The utility’s gas customers have seen nine decreases in a row for residential customers since January 2009 that saves the typical customer about $674 per year.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest regulated gas and electric delivery utility, serving nearly three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company (www.pseg.com).
Senior Public Affairs Manager
150 Circle Avenue
Clifton NJ 07011
Office - (973) 365-5430
Mobile - (973) 494-3691
Email – Everton.Scott@pseg.com
Web – www.pseg.com
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