BAYONNE – Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne’s emergency services are making preparations for the storm that is expected to hit our area on or about Sunday, Oct. 28. Mayor Smith said, “On Friday, I will be convening a meeting of emergency services and other municipal agencies to prepare for the impact of severe weather. The Office of Emergency Management, the Police Department, the Fire Department, McCabe Ambulance will be on the alert, along with the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Utilities Authority.”
A storm warning is in effect. High winds and heavy rains are expected. Please observe the following safety recommendations:
Please do not drive unless absolutely necessary during the storm. If you must drive, drive slowly. Watch out for children and other vehicles.
Traffic lights may be put on blinker. Proceed with caution through intersections.
Do not double-park or interfere with emergency vehicles.
Please secure loose objects that are outside. If possible, bring items that are outside indoors for the duration of the severe weather.
Please be prepared for possible flooding events. Do not park vehicles in areas that are prone to flooding.
Please remove valuables and other items from low-lying areas and basements that are known to flood during severe storms.
Please check to make sure your sewer caps are properly secured.
Please secure lawn chairs, patio furniture, and other items that could become airborne in high winds.
The City of Bayonne will issue additional emergency information as needed through the City website, BAY-TV, and the emergency telephone notification system.