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Posted on: February 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] High Wind Warning - February 24-25, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning that includes Red Bank, New Jersey from 4 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday.  A surge of winds just behind the passage of a strong cold front early this evening may result in 45 to 55 mph gusts.  Otherwise, winds overnight will generally gust 35 to 45 mph. Starting Monday morning, strong winds gusting 55 to 60 mph will affect the area.

High winds can cause downed trees and power lines, flying debris and building collapses, which may lead to power outages, transportation disruptions, damage to buildings and vehicles, and injury or death. For more high wind safety rules and guidelines, visit the National Weather Service website (

In the event of a downed power line, call for help. Report downed lines to the police. Do not try to free lines or to remove debris yourself. Avoid anything that may be touching downed lines, including vehicles or tree branches. Puddles and even wet or snow-covered ground can conduct electricity in some cases. Warn others to stay away. If you see someone who has been shocked who may be in direct or indirect contact with a power line, do not try to touch them. You may become a second victim. Get medical attention as quickly as possible by calling 911. If a line falls on your car, stay inside the vehicle. Take care not to touch any of the metal frame of your vehicle. Honk your horn, roll down the window and warn anyone who may approach of the danger. Ask someone to call the police. Do not exit the car until help arrives, unless it catches on fire. To exit, open the door, but do not step out. Jump, without touching any of the metal portions of the car's exterior, to safe ground and get quickly away.

To report power outages, contact the electric company by visiting FirstEnergy/JCP&L or call 1-888-LIGHTSS  (1-888-544-4877).

Borough of Red Bank emergency management, public safety and law enforcement personnel are monitoring the situation and personnel are taking necessary precautions to prepare and respond.  Updates will be available on the municipal website at

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