West New York municipal buildings closing at 1, parks closed completely due to Isaias


West New York municipal buildings will be closing at 1 p.m. tomorrow, while parking will be closed completely due to Hurricane Isaias, which has prompted a tropical storm warming in the Northeast region.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The National Weather Service highlights multiple hazards including, but not limited to, freshwater flooding, coastal flooding/storm surge, strong winds and even isolated tornadoes in some parts of the state.

Heavy rainfall, flooding, and widespread damaging winds may be an issue which may lead to tree damage and power outages.

“I strongly encourage our residents to take all precautions necessary to ensure they remain safe during this storm,” Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez said in a statement.

“Our administration will continue to monitor the progression and will continue working with local and state partners as well as PSE&G to ensure impact on our residents is minimal.”

As a result, all municipal buildings, Town Hall, the Parking Authority, and the Library, will close at 1 p.m., with all parks remaining closed for the entire day. Furthermore, food distribution sites will also be closed on Tuesday.

Officials are also urging residents not to park vehicles within 15 feet of crosswalks and intersections so that emergency vehicles are able to pass without difficulty.

Residents should prepare for possible power outages, down limbs and trees, and possible downed wires by having emergency generators and battery packs on hand, charging cell phones – along with having extra sets of batteries handy.

Meanwhile, businesses should safely secure any outdoor tables, tents, and chairs, remove any banners though could be taken down by the wind, and all construction sites should be properly secured.