December 21, 2022

Re: OEM Storm Message Update #1

Dear Resident,

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Impactful Storm’ briefing statement for our region. Periods of rain will begin Thursday, December 22 and continue through midday Friday. The rain may be heavy at times. The wind will increase late Thursday night with gusts as high as 40-50mph possible Friday night as a cold front passes through out area.  A sharp drop in temperature and dangerously cold wind chills will develop for Friday night into Saturday night that could lead to a flash freeze on wet surfaces. 

Wet ground and high winds can lead to downed trees and power outages.  My office and Marlboro OEM have been in contact with JCP&L and they have confirmed that it is prepared to activate its storm response and Incident Command System plans.   In the event outages occur due to severe weather, report your outage by calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” link on, or by texting ‘out’ to 544487.    Reporting outages to JCP&L ensures that you receive updates and estimated restoration times for your home which may be on a different circuit than your neighbor.

Please take a moment now to review NJ OEM winter safety tips to protect your family and winterize your home.  In advance of the storm:

  • Keep all personal electronics and backup batteries charged.
  • Gather flashlights and batteries.
  • Review the steps to plan and prepare for an outage at
  • Visit Optimum Website to track service interruptions and report outages.
  • Please assist us in keeping sewer drains on or near your property clear and free from leaves, trash and other debris. Clean drains allow water to run freely, prevents flooding and reduces the possibility for frozen standing water.

Assume all downed wires are alive and dangerous and call the Marlboro Division of Police at 732-536-0100 to report.  In case of emergencies, dial 911. 

Please keep a close watch on the weather especially if you are planning on travelling this holiday weekend.  We will update you as necessary. 

Mayor Jon Hornik