Gottheimer Hosts Mayors Call to Address Tropical Storm Isaias Damage, Power Outages

Aug 04, 2020
Press

More than 124,000 homes, businesses without power

Tonight, August 4, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a call with Fifth District mayors following Tropical Storm Isaias which slammed the region today with heavy rain and winds. Gottheimer and mayors from throughout North Jersey discussed ongoing power outages, damage within their communities, and clean up efforts.

“Tonight, mayors and local officials from throughout North Jersey and I spoke about Tropical Storm Isaias’ impact on the Fifth District today. Many families throughout North Jersey are without power due to this tropical storm, and utility crews are currently responding and working to restore power. To all those working right now to help our communities respond, from mayors to first responders to utility workers, we thank you for all your efforts,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I hope all New Jersey residents continue to take the proper precautions and stay safe as our towns and utility companies respond to the situation.”

Safety Tip: Always assume downed wires are live. Never touch or drive over them. Report downed wires to your utility company immediately.

Visit http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/public-utilities.shtml for outage maps and contact information for your utility company.

###

Recent Posts


Apr 18, 2024
Press

RELEASE: Gottheimer Remembers Jersey Firefighter and Labor Leader Bobby Allen on House Floor

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, April 18, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored and memorialized the life of Robert “Bobby” Allen, a Paterson firefighter and New Jersey labor leader, in a floor speech.  Video of Congressman Gottheimer’s floor speech can be found here. Bobby began his career with the Paterson Fire Department in 1992, serving as a […]



Apr 16, 2024
Press

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Antisemitic “From the River to the Sea” Chants

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Congressman Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), and Congressman Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) led a bipartisan resolution that successfully passed the House. The resolution, H.R. 883, condemns the chant “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free” as antisemitic. The resolution passed the House by a […]



Apr 16, 2024
Press

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Legislation Prohibiting China from Purchasing Iranian Petroleum Products

Above: Gottheimer on the House floor. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Monday, April 15, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), urged his colleagues to vote for the Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act — bipartisan legislation he is leading with his Problem Solvers Caucus colleague, Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17). This legislation, which unanimously passed the House Financial Services Committee, expands sanctions […]