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☷ Maplewood New Jersey - Maplewood OEM Hazardous Weather Outlook
Maplewood , state New Jersey ( By Press Release office)
The National Weather Service has issued a
hazardous weather outlook
for northeast New Jersey through this evening . Precipitation is expected , with a "slight risk" for severe thunderstorms between 3:00pm and 8:00pm . Strong to severe ( >58pmh ) winds are the main threat of this weather event . Brief heavy downpours are also possible .
Strong winds have the potential to down tress and powerlines; power outages are possible . Unsecured objects and scattered tree limbs may be moved by gusts of wind . Residents and business owners are advised to secure outdoor objects . Travel should be avoided whenever possible and caution should be used when on the roads . In the event of downed power lines or trees , residents should contact both their local energy provider and the Maplewood Police Department non - emergency line .
JCP&L: 1 - 888 - LIGHTSS ( 544 - 4877 )
PSE&G: 1 - 800 - 436 - PSEG ( 7734 )
Maplewood PD non - emergency line: ( 973 ) 762 - 1234
Downed wires should always be considered "live , " and residents should remain at least 30 feet away . Residents who rely on power for medical equipment should notify their local energy provider as well as the Maplewood Fire Department non - emergency line prior to the storm .
Maplewood Fire Department non - emergency line: ( 973 ) 762 - 6500
Thank you all for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe .
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