Somerset County Declares State of Emergency Due to High Winds and Rain

All Non-Essential Vehicles Should Stay Off Roads, Residents Should Shelter in Place For the Duration of the Storm

Due to severe wind, heavy rains and resulting localized flooding Somerset County has declared a State of Emergency for the duration of the storm.
Post Date: 01/09/2024 11:16 PM

 SOMERVILLE, NJ – Due to severe wind, heavy rains and resulting localized flooding Somerset County has declared a State of Emergency for the duration of the storm. All non-essential travel should be curtailed, and only essential vehicles should be on the road.

For those who are already on the roads or may be required to travel, the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management cautions drivers to respect road closures and never to drive into standing water. Even seemingly low waters could be masking damaged roads that may disable a vehicle, and rising waters could result in severe injuries and possibly death.

Residents can sign up to receive email and text messages regarding this and future emergency situation by visiting https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/about/emergency-alerts.

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