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Ways to Stay Informed

In times of emergency, Washington Township will proactively issue alerts and updates by phone to all residential and business addresses.

These pre-recorded alerts utilize the official 911 system, and so are sent to the main phone number associated with each street address.

Several options are available if you would like to also receive emergency alerts to your mobile phone. Here's how to sign up ...

When emergency information needs to be shared, Washington Township will utilize the Smart911 system to issue alerts and notifications by phone, text message or email to local residential homes and businesses.  To register your mobile phone number (or multiple numbers), visit the web page.  You will be asked to create an account that will enable you to receive alerts and notifications on your mobile device  These alerts will be sent automatically after completing your account. 

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) Alerts

For JCP&L customers wh use electronically operated life-support equipment or depend on private well water, signe up for the company's alert service to be notified if a power outage is expected to affect your electric service for more than 24 hours.  To learn more or register, visit

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GET TEXT UPDATES  Follow us on Twitter @WashingtonTwp or text "Follow @WashingtonTwp " to 40404


During an emergency, Washington Township employees will put regular paper updates on signboards around town, including Heath Village, Flocktown Road First Aid Squad Building, Palmer Park, Schooley's Mtn. Fire House, Police Department, Municipal Building, Long Valley Fire House, East Mill Rd. First Aid Squad Buiding, St. Luke's Church, and Fairmount Fire House. 

Consider a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) radio to receive real time weather alerts.  These are available from a variety of sources (check on-line for different suppliers)

Washington Township Emergency Guide

An EmergencyGuide with additional information can be viewed and printed from the Township website.  Visit and view the Township Documents tab, located along the top of the main website page.  Look for 'Washington Township Emergency Guide' located towards the bottom of the list.  View or print the guide from this location

If you have questions or need help signing up for any of the alerts, don't hesitate to contact Bruce Clark, Washington Township Office of Emergency Management (



Office of Emergency Management
1 E Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853