NJDCA/BLCE Cut Card Information
If you are issued a cut card from NJDCA/BLCE for re-connections of electrical service following flooding, contact the Construction Official at 609-567-3753. It is important to do this because of the property/life risk due to the fire/safety hazards associated with re-energizing utilities/appliances.
WASHINGTON TWP. OFFICE of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Dudley Lewis, Mayor
Barbara Somes, OEM Coordinator
PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL ADVISORY # 3 – HURRICANE/STORM SANDY
Sunday – November 11th
THIS ADVISORY IS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION CONCERNING PUBLIC SAFETY AND RECOVERY FOLLOWING HURRICANE/STORM SANDY, FOR WHICH AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AND BURLINGTON COUNTY. IT IS CRITICAL THAT STORM DAMAGE BE DOCUMENTED BY PROPERTY OWNERS AND REPORTED TO THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM FEMA IS AVAILABLE BY PHONE 1-800-621-3362; AND VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.DISASTERASSISTANCE.GOV. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION ALSO IS AVAILABLE IN THE TAX OFFICE AT THE MUNICIAL BUILDING, INCLUDING FEMA P-234 REPAIRING YOUR FLOODED HOME.
- BE SAFE DURING CLEAN-UP AND REPAIR WORK. WEAR WORK GLOVES, EYE PROTECTION AND HEARING SAFEGUARDS AS NECESSARY; AND BE CAREFUL WHEN USING POWER EQUIPMENT AND CHAINSAWS.
- DISPOSE OF DEBRIS AND WASTES PROPERLY. CURBSIDE SOLID WASTE WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED WEEKLY, FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF THE DUMPSTERS THAT WERE PROVIDED IN LOWER BANK FOR STORM WASTES.
- BE CAREFUL WHEN RE-ENERGIZING ELECTRIAL SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT. OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS AND INSPECTIONS AS NECESSARY, INCLUDING APPROVALS FROM THE LOCAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL (OFFICE HOURS AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING -TUESDAY MORNINGS AND STATE OFFICE PHONE 609-567-3653) FOR SERVICE RE-CONNECTIONS.
- BE CAREFUL WHEN OPERATING POWER GENERATORS AND PORTABLE PUMPS, AND DO NOT RUN ENGINES INDOORS OR WHERE EXHAUST FUMES MAY ACCUMULATE.
- REPORT ANY UNREPAIRED DAMAGE TO UTILITY AND PHONE LINES, INCLUDING DAMAGED OR LEANING POLES AND CROSS-ARMS, DOWNED OR DROOPING WIRES AND DOWNED TREES OR BRANCHES – PARTICULARLY WHERE HUNG-UP ON OVERHEAD LINES. POLE NUMBERS OR ADDRESSES OF PROBLEMS ALONG HIGHWAYS AND STREETS MAY ALSO BE REPORTED TO THE LOCAL OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
- REPORT ANY UNREPAIRED DAMAGE TO STREETS AND DEBRIS IN ROADWAYS.
FOR ADDITIONAL LOCAL INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK (965-3242), OFFICE of EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (965-2603) OR A MEMBER OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE.
CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MOSQUITOES, TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS
(12/P97) TRENTON –The Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health are urging state residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus by taking some simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their own properties. Read more...
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
The intent of this plan is to encourage the municipality and its residents to:
1. Recognize their responsibility to protect themselves and their property from wildfires.
2. Determine and prioritize fire protection options available.
3. Implement the selected methods to reduce exposure to the threat of wildfire.
New Website for Washington Township
Welcome to the new Washington Township website. This is was designed to provide our residents with information concerning our Township business and operations. Come back to the site often as we will be adding articles to the home page and throughout the site. You can also check out the Municipal Alert System link to understand current weather and emergency conditions around Washington Township.