Ways to Stay Informed
In times of emergency, Washington Township will proactively issue alerts and updates by phone to all residential and business addresses.
These pre-recorded alerts utilize the official 911 system, and so are sent to the main phone number associated with each street address.
Several options are available if you would like to also receive emergency alerts to your mobile phone. Here's how to sign up ...
When emergency information needs to be shared, Washington Township will utilize the Everbridge Alert System/Reverse 9-1-1 to issue alerts and notifications by phone, text message or email to all residential homes and businesses. To register up to 3 mobile phone numbers per household, visit the Everbridge Emerency Alert Program web page. You will be asked to create an account that will receive alerts and notifications. These alerts will be sent automatically after completing your account.
To Receive Text Message Alerts on your Mobile Phone
Washington Township sends alerts by text message via the Nixle System to mobile devices capable of receiving standard Short Message Service (SMS) text messaging.
To sign up, simply send the message 07853 (the main WT zip code) to address 888777.
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) Alerts
For JCP&L customers wh use electronically operated life-support equipment or depend on private well water, signe up for the company's alert service to be notified if a power outage is expected to affect your electric service for more than 24 hours. To learn more or register, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/connect.
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During an emergency, Washington Township employees will put regular paper updates on signboards around town. Planned locations are: Heath Village, Flocktown Road First Aid Squad Building, Palmer Park, Schooley's Mtn. Fire House, Police Department, Municipal Building, Long Valley Fire House, East Mill Rd. First Aid Squad Buiding, St. Luke's Church, and Fairmount Fire House.
Consider a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radio to receive real time weather alerts. These are available from a variety of sources (check on-line for different suppliers)
Washington Township Emergency Guide
An EmergencyGuide with additional information can be viewed and printed from the Township website. Visit www.wtmorris.net and view the Township Documents tab, located along the top of the main website page. Look for 'Washington Township Emergency Guide' located towards the bottom of the list. View or print the guide from this location.
If you have questions or need help signing up for any of the alerts, don't hesitate to contact Bruce Clark, Washington Township Office of Emergency Management ([email protected])