September 7,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, hurricanes are in season so we asked Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen has the Village enhanced its hurricane response since hurricane Sandy ? During Sandy it seemed the only Village Hall response was to blame PSEG while Mount Carmel Church took on the brunt of the relief work and received little to no credit .

Hi James,
The Village is well organized and prepared for  the possibility of severe hurricane conditions. Upon confirmation of the hurricane path, our OEM team will meet and begin mobilizing all necessary resources  to ensure the safety and well-being of Village Residents. Protecting Ridgewood  residents remains paramount and deployed resources will support this primary objective.

Information will be disseminated utilizing an array of enhance communications and, as always, by asking fellow  residents to share information forward and to check in on the elderly and home-bound.

Ridgewood’s relationship with PSE&G has been significantly  strengthened over the past year as part of an important initiative to work collaboratively with the utility. However, Ridgewood acknowledges  PSE&G must prioritize efforts to restore power during widespread outages.

I have great  confidence in our Village Manager, Ridgewood Police, Fire, EMT’s, professionals  and dedicated staff to manage any weather event. 

Finally, the efforts, assistance, and generosity  of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and others, is always greatly appreciated. 

Best regards,
Susan