Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Some residents have been reporting that they had received emails, some with attachments, stating their utility bill was in arrears. These are scams and are attempts to "phish" your personal information or get you to send money to the email sender purporting to be the legitimate utility company. Don't be fooled. Read the NJ.com news article on this recent scam. Go to our website http://www.bergenfieldpd.org/ for other fraud information and links to websites that provide you more information on the types of frauds out there and how to avoid them.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
From the National Weather Service....
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-
WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-
EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-
EASTERN UNION-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
452 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM
* LOCATIONS...SOUTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT...PARTS OF THE LOWER
HUDSON VALLEY AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.
* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* WIND CHILLS...AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER 20S THIS
MORNING...DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT.
* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES LATE THIS
AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.
* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE TUESDAY MORNING AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...TAPERING OFF EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO
* IMPACTS...FALLING...BLOWING...AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND WALKING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE AREA...
POSSIBLY IMPACTING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO FRIGID COLD AND LOW WIND CHILLS COULD
CAUSE FROST BITE. DRESS APPROPRIATELY.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
A winter storm warning is in effect for Bergen County beginning at 6 p.m. this evening, Thursday, January 2, and continuing through to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, January 3. A winter storm warning is defined by the American Red Cross as the following: “Life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. People in a warning area should take precautions immediately.”
Wind gusts could exceed 40 mph during the storm. Snow accumulations are expected to be between 4 and 8 inches, and could be as much as 10 to 12 inches in parts. Temperatures will fall tonight and remain low through the end of the weekend.
The following are tips from the American Red Cross for winter storm preparedness as well as keeping safe during the storm. For more information from the American Red Cross, visit the website at redcross.org.
How to Prepare for a Winter Storm
- Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing.
- Insulate your home by installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air out.
- Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
Put Together a Supply Kit
- Water — at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
- Food — at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
- Multipurpose tool
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
- Cell phone with chargers
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
- Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
- Tools/supplies for securing your home
- Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
- Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
- Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves
Remaining Safe During a Winter Storm
- Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
- Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
- Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.
- Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
- Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
- Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
- Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.