For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
July 4 Storm Update
STATE OF EMERGENCY remains in effect on July 4, 2012.
Water and ice will continue to be distributed to Atlantic County residents who remain without power following the weekend's storm, 8 AM to 8 PM today at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. One bag of ice and one case (24 bottles) of water per vehicle.
Two cooling stations remain open 24 hours a day until further notice: Dorothy Fire Hall and Northfield City Hall where residents may seek relief from the heat in an air conditioned facility and refresh with water.
Municipal cooling stations open July 4 include:
Martin Bloom Center, Margate - 8 AM to 5 PM
Margate Terrace, 610 N. Fredericksburg Avenue - 5 PM to 8 AM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Absecon - 8 AM to 6 PM
Brigantine Community Center - 9 AM to 5 PM
Richland Fire Hall - 9 AM to 6 PM
Buena Vista Township city hall - 9 AM to 6 PM
Alder Avenue School, EHT - noon to 8 PM
Linwood City Hall - 8 AM to 5 PM
Mullica Township town hall - 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Pleasantville high rise, 140 N. Main Street - 8 AM to 5 PM
Somers Point City Hall - 8 AM to 4 PM
County library branches are CLOSED for the July 4 holiday as are county offices. However, the Emergency Operations Center remains open today, 6 AM to 5 PM.
Residents and businesses should continue to report damages to their local Office of Emergency Management or submit your information online at: www.aclink.org/oep or www.ReadyAtlantic.org. To report power outages please call Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.
Residents are reminded to stay hydrated during this period of excessive heat and to take necessary precautions. To learn more about heat-related illness and food safety during a power outage, visit www.aclink.org/publichealth.