“This is an important message from Mayor DelVecchio and OEM Coordinator Dave Burd for the City of Lambertville.
“Briefing number 9 from the National Weather Service advised that Sandy is currently a Category I Hurricane. The current projection is for the Delaware River to reach 8.1 feet on Wednesday, October 31; flood stage is 13 feet. This projection can go up or down with future updates. There is a concern for the possibility of flash flooding and damage due to high winds beginning this afternoon and ending on Wednesday. It is projected that our area will experience sustained winds of 40 to 55 mph over a period of 24 to 48 hours with gust near hurricane strength (75 mph). This could cause downed trees and/or power lines, which may result in power outages.
“JCP&L informed the City to expect the power to be out for an extended period of time. Jersey Central Power & Light reported the possibility of power outages lasting up to seven (7) to 10 days due to widespread and prolonged outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. To report the loss of power, call JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877.
“United Water reported the level of the reservoir is low due to the dry weather conditions. They have no plans to release water.
“GARBAGE & RECYCLING scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31st, will not be collected this week due to the storm.
“SHELTERS: Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management opened a shelter at the Route 12 Complex in Building 1. They will also house animals.
Report all emergencies to 9-1-1.
Power outages can be reported to JCP&L by calling: 1-888-544-4877.
The Office of Emergency Management is operating in the Clerk’s Office and can be reached at 609-397-0110.
Please use caution, stay off the roadways if possible, and keep JCP&L’s phone number handy, 1-877-544-4877.”
David M. DelVecchio, Mayor
City of Lambertville
Dave Burd, Coordinator
Lambertville Office of Emergency Management