* Hurricane Sandy Bulletins and Alerts - ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE UPDATES *

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Hot Line # 973.321.1382

11AM, Saturday, November 3, 2012

** Mayor Jones Public Service Announcement Regarding Gas Crisis **

11AM, Saturday, November 3, 2012

*** Department of Public Works Alerts * UPDATE: 11/3/12 ***

2PM, Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mayor Jones Touring the City of Paterson after Hurricane Sandy (Command Center)

11AM, Thursday, November 1, 2012

* Attention Paterson Residents *

Please be advised that Leaf bags are available to all Paterson residents at NO CHARGE. They can be picked up at Eastside Park or your neighborhood Fire House.

9PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ALL Municipal Offices will be OPEN on Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mayor Jones Touring the City of Paterson after Hurricane Sandy

8PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ALL Municipal Offices will be OPEN on Thursday, November 1, 2012

11:45PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
*** Department of Public Works Alerts * UPDATE: 10/31/12 ***
  • Street cleaning will be canceled for the remainder of the week and resume Monday 11/05/12
  • Garbage pickup and recycling pickup will resume Thursday 11/01/12. Please put out your garbage and recycling on its next regularly scheduled day.
  • All shrubs, trees and vegetative waste will be picked up on your next regularly scheduled recycling day. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags and braches must be bundled and tied with rope or twine.
  • Department of Public Works cannot work on trees that are touching or near power lines. We have contacted PSE&G to remove the hazardous conditions but cannot give answers concerning their scheduling of work.
Please be mindful we have a huge workload and may not be able to service everyone's needs immediately. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.
DPW Division of Recycling 973.321.1393
DPW Dispatch 973.321.1490
"The Heart of The City"
Christopher A. Coke
City of Paterson
Department of Public Works
800 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514
w. 973.321.1488
f. 973.321.1486

5:30PM, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
ALL Municipal Offices will beCLOSED on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Due to the extreme affects of "Sandy", downed trees, live power lines conditions, and utility service delays the City of Paterson will remain CLOSEDfor Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Storm status updates will contiinue to be available on Channel 77, the municipal website, social media outlets, and additionally via Paterson Public School's website (http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us) as well as the City's Emergency Broadcast System.
For futher information regarding storm updates, municipal and school closings, PSE&G updates, and reporting other emergency related conditions call 973.321.1410 or 973.321.1545

11PM, Monday, October 29, 2012
ALL Municipal Offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

8PM, Monday, October 29, 2012
The City of Paterson Division of Water and Sewers
To all Paterson residents:

Please note that due to flooding as a result of the storm, it can be expected that certain areas of the city will experience sewer service problems and possibly even sewer back-ups into their homes.
This is an unfortunate impact of flooding along the Passaic river, where the outlet pipes that carry sewage away from the city's sewer system is located. In general, the closer your home is to the river, the more likely it will be that you will experience a problem.
As floodwaters recede in coming days, these service problems will diminish and service should return to normal.


For emergency information Please Call:
Hurricane Sandy emergency Hot Line # 973.321.1382

  1. Emergency Red Cross Shelter - International High School, Grand Street, Paterson - bring picture ID, blankets, medications, clothing changes for at minimum two (2) days;
  2. ONLY authorized individuals will be permitted inside the shelter! NO VISITORS...
  3. Check for important alerts via 1640 AM, city web site;
  4. Raw sewage is expected - DO NOT swim or drink Passaic River water;
  5. During the rain & wind please stay inside - with electrical lines being blown down the expectations run high for wires to be live where they may fall!

Safety Tips from the Office of Emergency Management

Fire Bulletins from The Paterson Fire Department

Department of Public Works Alerts

  • Street cleaning will be cancelled from until at least until Thursday
  • Garbage pickup and recycling pickup will be cancelled starting with Tuesday's pickup until at least Thursday
  • No parkings signs effective for Monday (10/29) 12NOON will be posted in low lying areas i.e. Presidential Blvd, e. Main st, Totowa Ave, and etc
  • Put away all objects not tied down. Winds will cause havoc with loose objects

DPW Dispatch 973.321.1490


Attention: Paterson Residents and Business Owners

Hurricane Sandy is predicted to impact our area starting October 28, 2012.

This storm will produce heavy rains and winds, which have the potential to cause flooding, power outages and the toppling of trees .The Office of Emergency Management encourages all residents to prepare a Disaster Supply Kit which should include but is not limited to: water, non-perishable food items, pet supplies, manual can openers and flashlights with spare batteries and a weather radio. If you must evacuate your residence please remember to take your medications with you and notify relatives and friends of where you are. Please check on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors.

Traffic Information:www.511nj.org
Public transportation:
Paterson Emergency Radio Station:
1640 AM
Power Outages:
Disaster Preparedness Info:



Glenn L Brown
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