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Updated Essential Hurricane Sandy Information

Information from the South Orange Office of Emergency Managment below:    Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Information South Orange Office of Emergency Management will be posting updates on this page throughout the weekend and through the duration of Hurricane Sandy. You can also follow South Orange on Twitter @SouthOrangeNJ for the quickest updates. Setup Twitter to text you when South Orange posts an update: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169920-how-to-get-sms-notifications-for-tweets-and-activity. Monday, October 29th 430pm Essential information regarding Hurricane Sandy as of Monday, October 29th from South Orange Office of Emergency Management Shelter in-home, unless specific conditions exist that require you to evacuate (see below) We expect the major impact of the storm to be late Monday night into Tuesday morning, with significant rainfall and extremely hazardous wind conditions Primary town shelter will be located at the South Orange Public Library at 65 Scotland Road. To utilize the shelter please call SOPD at 973 763 3000. Leashed pets allowed. Bring supplies/bedding. County shelter is available at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue in West Orange. Leashed pets allowed. All village offices, school district, Seton Hall and state and county offices are closed As of 4pm on Monday, all roads in the Village are closed for non-emergency vehicles and on-street parking suspended....






Village asks for residents involvement in communications and marketing

Village officials last night announced that the Public Information & Marketing Committee has been re-established and is looking for community volunteers. The Commitee was originally established in 2008 by resolution, re-established in 2011 by resolution and most recently re-established by the Village President under an executive declaration in the September 10th Board of Trustees meeting. The committee's goals will be: 1. Advising the Village on timely and effective communication to the community  2. Assisting in the implementation and execution of marketing, communication and outreach strategies on behalf of the Village 3. Assisting the Village President in recommending to the Board of Trustees policies needed to further these goals The committee will have five resident seats, in addition to roles for representatives from the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Seton Hall University, the School District, the newly formed Special Improvement District Board, and a trustee liaison and the Village President, as well as an ex-officio representative from the village administration.  Village President Torpey remarked, "I'm really happy to be bringing some more residents into the process of how we do our communications... they are the best to know what the community needs and we are going to have some really fun...