Sandy took a toll of residents and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/ NOAA predicts the 2013 hurricane season “could be very active … with the peak of the season – mid-August through October.”
Parsippany Township announced its Storm Preparation Initiative.
“Help us prepare your neighborhood as we move into the most severe part of our hurricane season,” according to a press release from Police Chief Paul Phillipps. “No one knows your neighborhood like you do. With that in mind, we would like to know if there are any township trees that have been weakened by past storms, are dying or in danger of falling or have limbs that have grown dangerously close to power lines.”
Some of the larger trees can take down utility poles or block entire roadways, so the township is asking residents to contact the Parsippany Police Department’s Communications Center and report any trees that have the potential of causing a hazard during severe storm conditions.
Call the Police Department at 973-263-4300 or email them at Stormprep@parpolice.com and provide the following information:
- Location of the tree including closest street address
- Your name
- A phone number where you can be reached if there are any questions about your call
- The danger that the tree is posing in the event of a severe storm
“We look forward to working together with our residents to make our Parsippany neighborhoods a safer place,” said Phillipps.