CAMDEN, NJ– Both a flash flood warning and a tornado watch are in result in Camden County, with extreme winds and rainstorm from Tropical Storm Isaias beginning in earnest this morning. Isaias made landfall Monday night in the Carolinas and is forecasted to hit peaks of 75 mph winds and heavy rain in New Jersey, which is presently in a state of emergency situation. The tropical storm is expected to trigger flooding in low-lying locations, fallen power lines and harmful road conditions.
In a series of live online updates, Mayor Frank Moran said Camden will be hit by the impact of the storm between 10:30 a.m. through 6 p.m.– with gale-force winds reaching 50 miles per hour in the city.
“Please, put away any loose chairs, patio area sets, umbrellas … They can end up being projectiles and actually do some damage,” stated Moran today.
In preparing for the storm, Camden Department of Public Works (DPW) has teams all set to clear stormwater inlets and react to damage. Residents can report damage to a 24-hour hotline at 856-757-7034 or 856-757-7200. You can likewise email firstname.lastname@example.org!.?.!.”We're askingif you
have a chance and you have an inlet in front of your house, keep an eye on it,” Moran continued. “If it occurs to start to flood, if you can and be handy to the city please head out there and scrape it with a rake, shovel or broom for that matter, but likewise you can report it to us.”
Gov. Phil Murphy gave his own series of updates today.
“This is the very first called storm to directly impact us this season, and our company believe we're prepared for it,” he said.
His workplace Tweeted in combination to the press conference: “If you are out on our roads and discover a flooded area, do not attempt to cross it. Reverse, do not drown … Especially with the flash-flood watches in effect, some flooded streets may have currents quick enough to wash a vehicle into them.”
The guv also advised anybody who comes across a downed power line to not attempt to drive over it, and to immediately contact emergency services.
Camden County has provided the following phone resources:
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734 )
- PSE&G website: http://pseg.com/home/customer_service/outage_info/index.jsp Atlantic City Electric: 1-800-833-7476 Atlantic City Electric site: http://www.atlanticcityelectric.com/home/ South Jersey Gas: 1-800-582-7060 South Jersey Gas site: http://southjerseygas.com/
Moran, who spoke with locals in both English and Spanish in his updates, stated he will have more developments as the storm continues.