Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that thunderstorms and heavy rain are expected tomorrow, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th due to Tropical Storm Isaias.
This storm is expected to begin before noon on Tuesday, producing up to 6-inches of rain. High wind gusts of between 40 to 70 miles per hour are also anticipated. Residents are urged to secure outdoor furniture, awnings, refuse and building materials due to high winds.
Further, motorists can become stranded by traveling through flooded streets. The public is strongly discouraged from driving through any streets that are flooded, have high water or are believed to be flooded.
The following locations should be avoided due to flooding conditions or the potential for flooding:
• Clay Street and McCarter Highway
• South Street and Van Buren Street
• Jefferson and Chestnut Streets
• State Street near Broad Street
• Jabez and Backus Streets
• 357 Wilson Avenue
• Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street
• Magazine Street and Avenue L
• Avenue L and Wilson Avenue
• Ferry and Foundry Streets
• Norfolk Street
• Orange Street
• Nesbitt Street
• McClellan and Frelinghuysen Avenue, and
• Frelinghuysen Avenue and the Route 22 underpass
The Department of Public Safety is coordinating responses to burglar alarms, flooding conditions and other weather-related incidents through the combined use of the Newark Police and Fire Divisions, as well as the Office of Emergency Management.
For fire safety, please utilize flashlights, instead of candles, should you lose electricity due to this weather event.
For non-emergency, weather-related emergencies, please call: 973-733-6000. For emergencies, dial 911.