Hurricane Irene: Handy Numbers To Stick To The Fridge
Emergency numbers in the event of trouble this weekend.
As Hurricane Irene approaches the Jersey Shore, Bloomfield emergency workers are reminding people that call volume skyrockets during a crisis. Many of the calls are non-emergency calls that could be better handled by another agency.
The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call related to specific problems you may have:
Bloomfield Volunteer Emergency Squad: (973) 748-6785.
Bloomfield Police/Fire Departments (Emergency): 9-1-1
PSE&G - Downed power lines, gas leaks and other urgent, safety related requests. Available 24 hours / 7days: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
Phone service or FiOS television, call Verizon: 1-800-837-4966
Cable TV service, Cablevision: 866-633-0193
All emergency situations, however, residents should not hesitate to call 9-1-1.