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High Winds Toppled a Large Tree on Hillcrest Road in Ridgewood

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Very high winds toppled a large tree owned by the Village of Ridgewood located in the 600 block of Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood on Monday afternoon, 02/25. A single family home sustained structural and cosmetic damage when the tree crashed into the home’s front side. Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Fire Department responded to the incident. No injuries were reported, but the Village’s Building Department deemed the structure uninhabitable until repairs are made. As of Monday evening, 02/25, the tree’s remains had not yet been removed from where it had fallen.

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Brief, Rain Storm with High Winds Plants a Tree on Roof in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

May 4 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, An intense, but brief, rain storm with high winds tore through Northwest Bergen County early Thursday evening, 05/03. Among the many reported downed trees and large tree limbs was this one, which landed on the roof of a single family home on Prospect Street in Glen Rock, Glen Rock Police  and Fire Department personnel responded to investigate. The home was unoccupied when the limb fell and structural damage appeared to have been minimal.

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High Winds Blow Gazebo on Fair Lawn Roof

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October 25,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Personnel from Fair Lawn Fire Truck Company #1 and Fair Lawn FD Engine Company #3 assisted a family of Edward Street, Fair Lawn by retrieving a portable gazebo that had blown up onto the roof of their single family home during a Tuesday afternoon, 10/24 rain/wind storm, and become entangled in the structure’s chimney. No injuries were reported in the mishap and the chimney sustained cosmetic damage only. However, the portable gazebo appeared to have been destroyed.

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High Winds Toppled tree on Bedford Place in Glen Rock

High Winds Toppled tree on Bedford Place in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

February 14,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, High winds on Monday took their toll and toppled a tree in front of 51 Bedford Place, Glen Rock on Monday morning, 02/13. Glen Rock PD responded to assess damages and to cordon off the area. No injuries were reported and structural damage to two (2) homes nearby was minimal.

 

 

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High winds toppled a large tree along Grove Street in Ridgewood

tree falls on grove street

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November 12,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, High winds toppled a large tree located in wooded parkland along Grove Street in Ridgewood on Friday morning, 11/11. The fallen tree crushed a chain link fence and blocked motor vehicle traffic on Grove Street between South Irving Street and Van Dien Avenue for over two (2) hours. Ridgewood PD provided traffic control until the tree was removed by a Village of Ridgewood tree crew. No injuries were reported.

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High Winds Toppled Fence at Construction Site In Ridgewood

High Winds Toppled Fence at Construction Site In Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

October 24,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, High winds toppled a long stretch of chain link fence in front of a construction site located at 10 Godwin Avenue in Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon, 10/23. The downed fence blocked foot traffic on a long section of sidewalk, which forced passing pedestrians into a busy street. Ridgewood FD personnel were dispatched to assist in making the area safe for pedestrians prior to the anticipated arrival of a construction crew. No injuries were reported. Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Salvatore D’Amico provided assistance to FD personnel.

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Governor Christie Signs State of Emergency

 

A “STATE OF EMERGENCY” – WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
New Jersey State law allows the Governor and County and Local Emergency Management Coordinators to declare a State of Emergency during significant weather events and natural disasters. The emergency declaration is a tool used by the government officials who are managing the emergency. It allows State agencies to quickly respond to needs of citizens, reassign personnel, and deploy vehicles, trucks, and equipment to respond to the incident. A State of Emergency allows the government to act more quickly than it can during non-emergency times.

What does this mean to you? When a State of Emergency is issued, State and/or local Emergency Management officials will communicate with New Jersey’s citizens through traditional media outlets such as television, radio and newspapers, and through other information channels, such as the Internet , social media or the Emergency Alert System. Citizens should pay close attention to news reports when a State of Emergency is announced.
At times, travel restrictions are part of a State of Emergency. This is typically done to allow snowplows to clear the roads. At other times government offices may be closed, or evacuations may be recommended. A State of Emergency permits government officials to recommend specific actions that citizens should take to insure the safety of their families and homes during the emergency. Each emergency is different, and different factors will impact the decisions made by State officials in response to the incident.
Large and small private businesses should make informed decisions about early closures, delayed openings, cancellations and closures based on current and impending weather conditions, emergency plans and policies of your organization, designation of essential employees, and restrictions on travel. If travel restrictions are put into place, it will limit whether or not employees can travel to your worksite.

Always know the latest weather information for your area.
REMINDER: NJ is covered by two different weather stations: Mount Holly, NJ for most of the State and Upton, NY for the NE part of the State. For Northeast NJ residents and commuters to/from NYC, please visit:http://www.weather.gov/okx/. For the rest of New Jersey please visit:http://www.weather.gov/

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Ridgewood family escapes injury but loses electricity when tree crashes into home

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Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving
Ridgewood family escapes injury but loses electricity when tree crashes into home
March 13,2014
Boyd A. Loving
1:19 AM

All members of a Ridgewood family with young children escaped injury when a large tree came crashing through the roof of their single family home on Wednesday night.  The incident occurred in the 400 block of Farview Street between 11:30 and 11:45 PM.  Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Fire Department personnel rushed to the scene in response to a 911 telephone call from a concerned neighbor who witnessed the incident.  Electric service to the home was severed when the tree fell, but a troubleshooter from PSE&G responded to the scene in a bucket truck, and restored power within 60 minutes.  Damage to the home appeared moderate; the family was permitted to remain inside as firefighters checked the structure to ensure there were no natural gas leaks or broken pipes.  A fire official on the scene identified the tree as one belonging to the Village of Ridgewood; a Village tree crew was expected to remove the tree on Thursday morning.  All fire and police units cleared the scene as of 12:45 AM on Thursday.

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