There will be a virtual town hall meeting to review Tropical Storm Ida tonight, Tuesday October 19th, 2021. Representatives from Union County, FEMA and NJ Snap will be available to discuss FEMA applications, SNAP benefits, claims for damages and home repair and more.
The President of Poland will visit Linden High School today. Expect road closures, parking restrictions, and a heavy Police presence in the area beginning at 12pm. Admittance to the building will begin at 3pm.
- Please click here for the Linden PD Nixle advisory, which includes security screening information.
- Previously Registered Attendees should approach the area on Summit St from Gibbons Street, and should park at the former Linden House Diner, 200 West Saint George’s Ave, or at the Linden High School Parking Lot at the corner of Ainsworth Street & Gesner Street (please note that you must approach on Ainsworth Street from West Gibbons Street). Enter the building through door #2 on the Ainsworth Street side near West Saint George’s Avenue.
- Reception Guests and Authorized Media Personnel may park in the Linden High School parking lot at the corner of Summit Street & Gesner Street and will enter through door #17.
- Unregistered Guests who wish to attend my utilize on-street parking and enter through the gymnasium door on Ainsworth Street.
To view the livestream of this event, please click here.
Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Union County at Elizabeth O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Community Center, 618 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07208 from 7am until 7pm Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm on Saturday, and 8am until 5pm on Sunday. Representatives from FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration will be at disaster center to help explain disaster assistance programs and answer any questions your constituents may have.
FEMA and NJOEM are committed to providing equitable service in each of the designated counties. Additional centers will be opening soon to support survivors.
If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.
The fastest and easiest way to apply is by clicking here or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. If it is not possible to apply online, then call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6am to 10pm CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.
When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
- Your Social Security number, if available
- A general list of damage and losses
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name
Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event.
City Hall will be closed for the remainder of the day due to a water main break. City Hall will reopen on Monday.
New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued Monday to impacted towns in Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards from samples collected on Tuesday, August 3rd.
The advisory was issued on Monday, August 2 as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, N.J.
Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking. Additionally, as the system has fully recovered from the issue, customers in these communities and surrounding towns no longer need to conserve their non-essential water use and may resume using water as usual.
Because the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, the bottled water distribution locations will not be open on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
- Linden customers – Warinanco Park Sports Center, 1 Park Park Drive in Roselle
- Roselle customers – Warinanco Park Sports Center, 1 Park Park Drive in Roselle
- Clark customers – Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road in Clark
Water will be available at both locations from 5pm until 10pm. on Tuesday, August 3rd and from 9am until 10pm on Wednesday, August 4th. Additional information can be found here.
The leaking transmission main has been mostly isolated and water pressure is being restored in the system. As water pressure begins to return to customers’ homes, it may be discolored. If this occurs, customers should allow a cold water tap in the lowest part of their home to run until water is clear before collecting it to boil for consumption.
As a result of loss of water pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, NJ, New Jersey American Water has issued a mandatory boil water advisory to customers in several towns, including Linden.
A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to Linden currently exists. As a precaution, New Jersey American Water is implementing a limited Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory. New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.
Effective immediately and until further notice, customers within the impacted area are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling before using or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
Yesterday, July 26, gasoline was released at the Rahway Tank Farm into secondary containment onsite. Our Bayway Emergency Responders and the Linden Fire Department responded and together have stabilized the release. The material did not leave the tank field property.
Phillips 66 personnel have been conducting fence-line air quality monitoring. Collected data indicate no benzene levels in the community. We are working with local officials to ensure the community stays informed. The Linden Police Department has utilized the NIXLE Alert system to facilitate communication.
A precautionary message was sent last night at about 9pm. Cleaning and monitoring will continue to ensure the safety of the community, the environment, and our people which is of utmost importance to our company. Any additional measures will be communicated to the community by Linden Police NIXLE system or the reverse 911 emergency notification system.