Record Cold Dec '16

The National Weather Service has forecasted potential record breaking cold for the end of the week. Wintry weather possible Friday night into Saturday.

Hazards and Impacts:

Cold: Highs Thursday and Friday will range from the teens in the Poconos to the 20s across southeastern PA, NJ, and the Delmarva. Lows Thursday night will range from the single digits in the Poconos to the teens elsewhere.

Wind Chills: Thursday, minimum wind chills range from as low as 5 below in the Poconos to 5 to 10 above across NJ, southeastern PA, and the Delmarva. Thursday night and Friday morning, minimum wind chills as low as 15 to 20 below in the Poconos, from 5 below to around 0 across central and southern NJ, southeastern PA, and the Delmarva.

Wind: Strong NW winds 15-25 MPH with frequent gusts of 30-40 MPH will develop late Wednesday night through Thursday night. A Wind Advisory may be needed for peak gusts as high as 45 to 50 mph on Thursday.

Snow: Snow showers are possible, mainly along and north of I-78, on Thursday. Snow could develop late Friday night before changing to a wintry mix and then rain from the coast gradually up to the I-78 corridor during the day on Saturday.

Ice: There the potential for accumulating freezing rain on Saturday into Saturday night, especially along and north of I-78. If it occurs, this could result in a light coating of ice, especially on elevated surfaces.

Impacts: Bitter cold expected Thursday night and Friday morning. Hazardous travel conditions are possible in localized snow squalls on Thursday, mainly along and north of I-78. Hazardous travel conditions also possible Friday night through Saturday, with a prolonged period of hazardous travel possible along and north of I-78 through into Saturday night.

To stay safe during cold weather:

  • Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear—such as hats, mittens and gloves—in addition to a warm coat. Always protect your lungs with a scarf.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person's body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face. A wind chill of 20 degrees below zero can cause frostbite in just 30 minutes.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
  • Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
  • Weather-proof doors and windows to trap heat inside your home.
  • Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
  • Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.
  • Check and restock your emergency preparedness kit. If you don't have a kit, make one.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing—such as gloves, blankets and hats—in your kit in case you become stranded.
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ACO Warning

The Bordentown Township Police Department wants its residents to be aware of a recent raccoon attack on a small child which occurred in a neighboring municipality.  The child had been playing in the backyard of their home and was attacked by the raccoon without provocation or warning.  The raccoon has since tested positive for rabies.  Although this is an extremely rare incident, Township Police felt notification was warranted so that residents could take proper precautions.  Please monitor your children when outdoors and immediately report any wild animals who exhibit aggressive or unusual activity.

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NJDEP Petition Procedure

Please click here for information on how to make your voice heard with the NJDEP. 

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Skunk Control Tips

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How to Fight The Pipeline

What you can do to stop the NJNG SRL pipeline and Transco-Williams compressor station:

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Letters can be mailed or brought to Municipal Building and will be mailed by the Township on the resident's behalf. 

 

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Take Action, Compressor Station Pipeline

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Contact DEP For Odor Complaints

Residents of Bordentown Township who experience landfill and/or industrial odors in their neighborhood should contact the NJDEP hotline by calling 1-877-927-6337 to report the odors.

If you suspect the odors are coming from the nearby landfills in Pennsylvania, please be sure to also report the odors to the Pennsylvania DEP by calling 1-484-250-5991 during normal business hours or by calling 1-484-250-5900 after hours and weekends.  Residents can also submit an online report to the PADEP by clicking this link:

ONLINE ODOR COMPLAINTS - PADEP

Reporting odors to the NJDEP and PADEP will help the township with documenting the incidents to the authorities that can lend assistance to resolve the problems. Calling the hotline numbers is very important because it will force corrective action.

In addition to reporting the odors to the two state agencies listed above, residents may also wish to consider reporting a landfill odor to Waste Management directly by calling 609-499-0500.  This number is direct to Waste Management.  By calling this line, your complaint should initiate a quicker response from their staff in order to investigate and correct whatever situation may be causing the odors. 

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