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Nov 03

11.3.12 - Reverse 9-1-1 Information

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM by Thomas Russo, Jr.

Town of Newton

Office of Emergency Management

November 3, 2012


Please listen to this complete message from the Town of Newton and the Newton Office of Emergency Management.


As of right now, JCP&L indicates that 21% of its 3,854 customers in Newton, or 800 customers, are still without power.  Crews are working around the clock to restore as many homes as possible.  Please be patient.  If you have not already done so, please contact JCP&L at 1-888-544-4877 to report your outage.


NJ Governor Chris Christie has ordered fuel rationing for 12 counties in NJ, including Sussex.  All retail dealers of motor fuel are only required to sell fuel for use in a passenger automobile bearing license plates, the last number of which is an even number, on even numbered days, or license plates, the last number of which is an odd number, on odd numbered days.  Specialized plates without a number will be considered odd numbered plates.  Walk-ups (people with cans in hand, no car) are not impacted.


Most Hess stations in NJ have fuel – check for more details.


If you experienced property or home damage due to the storm, you may be eligible for financial assistance from FEMA.  Please call them at 1-800-621 FEMA.


Do not forget the time change at 2am this Sunday morning, fall back 1 hour.


Monday, November 5th is the new date for Halloween trick or treaters, and the annual NFD parade will occur at 6pm.


Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day, please remember to go out and vote.  There are no changes to any polling locations in Newton as all are fully operational and powered.  Polls are open from 6am-8pm.


A reminder that if you need shelter, the County of Sussex has set up a shelter at County Vo-Tech.  In making preparations for possible evacuation, please remember your prescription medications, your pets, and your cell phone and charger.


We will keep you informed via this Reverse 9-1-1 system, the Town of Newton Website,, and the Newton OEM Facebook page. 


Updates made as conditions warrant.