A high wind warning is in effect for the Middletown area from 4:00PM this afternoon to 6:00PM Monday, February 25th. According to the National Weather Service, a surge of winds early this evening may result in 45 to 55 mph gusts.Winds overnight will generally gust 35 to 45 mph, and starting Monday morning, strong winds gusting 55 to 60 mph will affect the area.
Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Please bring in or secure any loose items on your property. For more high wind safety rules and guidelines, visit the National Weather Service website.
To report a power outage, please contact JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877) or visit their website. It is important to call and report your outage even if you believe your neighbor has already done so.
As a reminder, never go near a downed power line, even if you think it is no longer carrying electricity.
The Township of Middletown's Office of Emergency Management and law enforcement personnel are monitoring the situation to take necessary precautions to prepare and respond. Updates will be available on the municipal website at www.middletownnj.org.