80% Of Roselle Has Power; Schools Re-Open Wednesday

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ROSELLE – As of Monday, Nov. 5, roughly 80 percent of Roselle residents have regained power, city officials said.

“I have been in contact with officials from PSE&G on a regular basis and they are ensuring me that they are working around the clock to turn the lights back on for our residents still without power,” Mayor Jamel Holley said.

Roselle Public Schools remain closed for students until Wednesday, November 7, but will open as scheduled to serve as polling locations for residents voting tomorrow, Election Day.

All municipal buildings, including the Roselle First office and library, are open and available for public use.

Holley noted that the federal government has a Disaster Distress website, as well as other resources in place, to help those suffering from emotional distress caused by the hurricane. Residents can visit www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or call 1-800-985-5990 to speak to trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the U.S.

Roselle businesses and individuals who sustained losses during the storm are asked to register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.FEMA.gov.

Residents looking to donate clothing and canned goods can drop off supplies at Borough Hall on Chestnut Street.

“There are people in New Jersey and New York who have lost everything,” Holley said. “Our sense of community stretches far beyond the borders of Roselle. I urge those who can donate, to do so.”

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