Parsippany Police and state officials offer advice regarding generator use, food safety and staying safe.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
State officials have lots of advice for residents wondering how to endure the long electrical outage left in Superstorm Sandy's wake. Generator Use New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III Wednesday reminded residents about potential dangers regarding the use of portable generators as a result of power outages and encouraged safety precautions during their operation. "In these cases, there have been a number of tragedies from the use of portable generators, candles and people coming into contact with downed power lines," said Constable. "It is very important that people heed these precautions to ensure they do not become a victim of a preventable accident." State Fire Marshal William Kramer Jr. …
The governor's office says to eat and drink with care.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Christie Administration and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urge all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. Commissioner O'Dowd urged all residents to dispose of any perishable food that may have been above 40 degrees for two hours or more. Food will stay cold in the refrigerator for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. However, food above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more must be discarded. "Perishable food …