Sunday, August 28, 2011

Probably my last Hurricane Irene post

Tomorrow, I am going to work at the new job I just started last week.  So, this is my last Hurricane Irene post.

Listening to Somerset County and Central Jersey Public Safety Live Audio feed from www.radioreference.com.  It sounds like Bound Brook is using police boats and checking on various calls.  It also sounds like there are posts and checkpoints, which makes a lot of sense to prevent looters.  There is a 7PM curfew.  The boats are responding to a bunch of false alarms going off at various places in the downtown of Bound Brook.  I would imagine that water is setting off a lot of false alarms.  There is a water victim who is being transferred via ambulance from the lost valley to Manville High School.  Then, a helicopter is going to Medivac the person to Somerset Hospital.  Sounds like there is more activity in Manville.  But, I also hear a constant helicopter flying sound coming from downtown Bound Brook.

National Weather Service updated the crest to be 41.8 feet at 2AM tonight, just slightly under Tropical Storm Floyd.  Hoping that the flood levies combined with the pumps will at least reduce the level of flooding.

With gratitude to PSE&G, National Guard, Police, Fire, OEM, Maintenance Department, Red Cross, divers, pilots, Council, Mayor and anyone else for all their hard work over this weekend and to come.  Readers, keep your eyes on www.boundbrookoem.org for updates.

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