FLOODING AND WATER SAFETY ISSUES AFTER THE STORM--OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TELLS YOU HOW TO FIX STORM PROBLEMS

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From James Graziano, Borough of Metuchen, Office of Emergency Management:
 
    • Many trees and wires are down throughout the borough. Assume all down wires are live.  Nearby trees and structures may also be energized.  Use extreme caution. If your home is without power contact PSE&G at the number on your electric bill and report the outage.
    • The storm has wreaked havoc with the borough sanitary sewer system. Millions of gallons of storm water have infiltrated the system and, unfortunately, some homes are experiencing sewer backups and flooding.
    • Flooded areas must be sanitized and dried thoroughly.  Clean and disinfect every surface. Scrub surfaces with hot water and a heavy-duty cleaner. Then disinfect with a solution of 1/4 cup chlorine bleach per gallon of water or a product that is labeled as a disinfectant to kill germs.
    • Flood kits are available through the borough Office of Emergency Management.
    • Call 911 to report emergencies.

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