The weather forecast shows overnight temperatures dipping into the 30s. According to JCP&L, 22,347 Union County residents were still without power as of midnight on Nov. 2. Below is a list of shelters in Union County and all over Northern New Jersey.
The office of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg is open to the public. Our phone lines will remain open until about 5PM in case anyone needs assistance.
We have limited power but we are available to take your calls. Below is some information about Shelters and heating centers for those of you who have no power and/or heating. This information was extracted from the Star-Ledger. Please feel free to share this information with your contacts.
Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Street – pets accepted
Emerson Elementary School, 305 Emerson Avenue, Plainfield
Ralph Froehlich Public Safety Building, lower lobby, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield – free public mobile phone (only) charging station, laptops and other devices cannot be charged here.
Bergen County: Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus
Cumberland County: Red Cross Shelters at: Cumberland County College, 3322 College Drive., Vineland
Cumberland County: Vo-Tech, 601 Bridgeton Ave., Bridgeton
Essex County: Codey Arena at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange can house 150 people.
Maplewood: DeHart Community Center in DeHart Park, 120 Burnett Road
Irvington: Chris Gatling Center, 285 Union Ave.
Caldwell Community Center, 1 Provost Square – is open as a warming center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Livingston High School and Seton Hall University are open as overnight shelters
Red Cross Shelter: JFK Recreation Center, 211 West Kinney Avenue, Newark
Middlesex County: Carl Sandburg Middle School, Route 516, just off of Route 9 North in Old Bridge.
Woodbridge Community Center 600 Main Street – for area residents in need of continuous supervised medical care. Pets accepted.
Carteret: Carteret Middle School, Carteret Ave.
Nathan Hale School, Haywood and Roosevelt Avenues
East Brunswick, Trinity Baptist Church, Cranbury Road
Edison: Edison Senior Center, 2963 Woodbridge Avenue
Milltown, Firehouses on Cottage Avenue and South Main Street
Monroe High School
Sayreville Historical Museum, 425 Main Street, Sayreville
Medical-needs and special needs shelter has opened at Woodbridge Community Center, 600 main Street
Monmouth County: MAC Center at Monmouth University in West Long Branch
Arthur Brisbane Child Treatment Center, 4240 Allaire Road, Farmingdale
Salem County: Salem Community College
Somerset County: Hillsborough Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough
North Plainfield High School, 100 Brooks Blvd. – accepting pets but owner must stay at separate location.
Somerville Branch of the Somerset Valley YMCA, 2 Green Street – open to all who lost power from 5 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. call (908) 722-4567
Warren County: The Trinity Church, 213 Main Street – overnight shelter for Hackettstown residents only, bring own pillows, blankets, food, medicines, books, games, or sleeping bags. Charging station – NO PETS
FEMA is on the ground in New Jersey, but may be a day or two before workers decide where and when to open disaster recovery centers.
— Leslie Tejada, Constituent Services Specialist, U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, 973-639-8700