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Posted on: August 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Warning Through Tuesday Night

Nixle Storm Alert 8320

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect through Tuesday night. There will be wind gusts up to 50-60 mph and are expected to peak late afternoon and into the evening on Tuesday. Several rounds of high tide flooding are expected and the storm surge will be around 2 to 3 feet.


If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, we advise you to move your vehicle to higher ground. If necessary, you can park at the Middletown Train Station parking lots.


The Township may close some roads due to flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. Water may be deeper than you think. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged.


Please adhere to the following rules when using a generator as the tropical storm-force winds and potential for heavy rain could knock out power.

  • 10 feet of clearance is required from any structure
  • Use UL approved extension cords
  • Ensure carbon monoxide alarms and smoke detectors are functioning in all businesses/homes while using a generator


To report downed wires or power outages call 1-888-LIGHTSS or click the “Report Outage” link at www.firstenergycorp.com. Please remember, never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. For additional alert updates, text MIDDLETOWNNJ (no spaces) to 888-777 or visit www.middletownnj.org/NIXLE. Thank you and stay safe.


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