Roselle Mayor Lifts Local State Of Emergency

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ROSELLE – Mayor Jamel Holley and the Roselle Borough Council today announced that Roselle has taken another step in the road to recovery after Hurricane Sandy decimated much of the New Jersey/New York area.

Holley has lifted the local state of emergency along with the 7 p.m. curfew he established after the storm left Roselle residents in the dark for a better portion of five days. The mayor reports that 100 percent of borough residents now have power.

“The safety of our residents was my administration’s top priority when it became clear that the power would be out for more than a day or two,” Holley said. “We wanted to make sure people stayed in their homes, where they were the safest.”

Holley credits borough officials and employees for stepping up when residents needed them the most.

“I saw a lot of neighbors helping each other during these unique few days,” Holley said. “I also have to credit PSE&G for working tirelessly to bring power back to Roselle.”

Holley noted that those seeking FEMA assistance should reach out to officials by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or visiting www.FEMA.gov. Residents can also visit the FEMA recovery center at the Chisholm Community Center on 100 South Avenue in Springfield. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The mayor is also urging residents to attend a Hurricane Sandy recovery information session hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Roy Smith Theater on the Cranford campus of Union County College. The college is located at 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford.

The meeting will feature experts on recovery and will include representatives from FEMA and the insurance industry. All are welcome to attend.


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