Somerset Cty. Emergency Mgt. Urges Everyone to Stay Off Roads, Shelter in Place Until Flooding Retreats

Posted on September 1, 2021

First Responders Are Working Overtime to Address Emergency Situations Caused by Flooding; Driving on Roads Is Dangerous and Takes Rescue Workers from Other Life-Saving Work

Somerville, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management (SCOEM) requests that residents refrain from any non-essential travel on local, county and state roads until the remnants of Hurricane Ida have passed and the flooding has retreated.

First responders from local, county, state, and federal agencies are working non-stop to protect lives and property during the current emergency, and any additional calls to assist motorists will simply add burdens to already overtaxed resources.

Residents are asked to protect themselves, their loved ones, their neighbors, and first responders by sheltering in place for the remainder of this emergency.

The National Weather Services has issued flash flood warnings for Somerset County through Friday morning, and the SCOEM will continue to monitor the situation throughout that time and provide updates as circumstances require.

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Source: SCOEM, 9-01-21  10:20 PM