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Hurricane Sandy Fast Facts For Summit

Information to help you weather the weather.

Editor's Note: This article will be updated throughout the storm with articles that are particular to Summit.


  • Get your leaves off the street. Leaves left in piles on curbs or the road can contribute to flooding. Fold them on your lawn and rake them out when the storm passes.
  • The Broad Street Garage will offer higher-ground parking free of charge according to a Facebook post by Mayor Ellen Dickson.
  • The Summit Police Department is the best phone contact for emergencies. Their non-emergency phone number, 908-273-0051 , will have someone answering it 24 hours a day. You can also try emergency management coordinator Chris Cotter at 908-522-3600, or the Summit Fire Dept. at 908-277-1033.
  • The Summit Community Center is the shelter for those who live nearby and Lawton C. Johnson Middle School will be the shelter for those in the vicinity. The YMCA also will be available and open to the public in the event of major storm damage and loss of power in Summit, and are offering showers to folks who lose power. All locations will also act as charging stations and places to keep warm and grab a bite to eat.
  • Sign up for Summit's “reverse 911” service, the CODEred alert system for all of your contact numbers. Officials urge residents to also register cell phones and e-mail in case power goes out.
  • American Water supplies Summit's water. Their website is www.amwater.com. Their phone number is 1-800-652-6987. In addition, they are on Twitter and Facebook and are providing Hurricane updates here.
  • Jersey Central Power & Light supplies Summit's electricity. Their website is here. They have a 24-hour power outage line, 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). They have a special section on their website for storm information here.


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AStar Gazer October 28, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I didn't know the Y has back up generators. So, if power goes out in their grid, the place will be unsafe. Please explain.
Camilo H. Smith (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I can't confirm any information about their grid or whether they have generators. What I do know is that last year, when many in the city were left without power, The Y was one of the places to go to charge up your phone and take a shower. Stay safe out there, AStar.
Tyler Smith October 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I remember the schools were also open with charging stations. Have not heard that is the case yet this year though.
Camilo H. Smith (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
The middle school will be the main charging station, should things get bad.
xiomara October 29, 2012 at 06:17 PM
good for you
xiomara October 29, 2012 at 06:18 PM
xiomara October 29, 2012 at 06:20 PM
thats bad because some babys are scared


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