Much Ado About Water

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Photo by Joe Strupp

Thanks to Joe Strupp for letting us know that New Jersey American Water was handing out two gallons rations of water to Maplewood residentsat the town pool today, and plans to be back later in the afternoon with refills.

MyVernonaNJ reports that, contrary to rumors, tap water is safe there.

LT Peter T. Eakley of the Millburn Police Department reminds residents there that the town is under a boil-water decree, and reports that three high-capacity water trucks from Boonton Township, Washington Township, and Picatinny Arsenal have been dispatched to Millburn for emergency firefighting needs.

Here is some more emergency info for Millburn residents.

Residents should also know that storm related debris can be placed at the curbside (not blocking vehicular traffic) for Department of Public Works pickup. People who have had their homes flooded can also place damaged property at the curbside.

Residents are also reminded not to enter areas that might still be underwater or to careless remove and climb through brush/trees that might still have energized wires.

Jersey Central Power and Lighting Company reports that although they are making every attempt for a fast restoration of power, some of our residents might not have power restoration for up to 4-days.

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