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State of Emergency Declared; Flooding and High Winds Expected Tonight

All Township programs ended at 5:00 p.m.

PARSIPPANY — Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for the entire State of New Jersey effective 5:00 p.m. tonight due to anticipated heavy rains and winds. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch for Morris County, including Parsippany, from 1:00 p.m. today, through Wednesday afternoon. A high-wind advisory will be in effect from 5:00 p.m. through 3:00 a.m. tomorrow.

The storm is forecasted to bring heavy rain of 2 to 3 inches, with localized higher amounts of up to 4 inches possible later today and tonight, and winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. The Parsippany Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the storm as it enters our area. 

Flooding is likely in low-lying areas. The ground remains very saturated following multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over the last month. The combination of snow melt and heavy rain may significantly elevate the flooding risk.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has been out opening up catch basins in problem areas. All Township events scheduled for this evening are canceled and residents are urged to remain off the roads so first responders and public safety officials can safely respond to emergencies.

Please report power outages and downed wires to JCP&L at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877), clicking the “Report Outage” click here, or by texting “OUT” to 544487.   

Residents may call The Township of Parsippany – Troy Hills Police Department at (973) 263-4300 to report non-emergency issues. For all emergencies, please call 911.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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