Tropical Storm Ida News Hub

Essex County has officially been added to the FEMA disaster declaration list!

Residents and business owners who were impacted by Tropical Storm Ida may now apply for disaster assistance at Claims should be filed as soon as possible. 

FEMA has opened a Disaster Recovery Center at our Kmart vaccination center to help residents and business owners affected by Hurricane Ida. Hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7p.m and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., located at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. See links in the lefthand column for information relief and resources, ride share programs, etc. 

Power Outages

Please report any power outages to PSEG at: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).  You can view the PSEG outage map:

Local Updates

  • Public Works Yard - The South Orange Public Works yard remains closed due to storm damage.
  • Permit Application Fees - The South Orange Board of Trustees has waived all fees for permits related to storm damage/disaster recovery. Fill out the Disaster Relief Application Fee Waiver Form 
  • Questions on permits for dumpsters, construction, furnace replacement, etc should be directed to the Building Department at 973.378.7715 ext 7700.

Stay Connected

Sign Up for Local Alerts – It’s important to stay informed during an emergency.  All residents are encouraged to sign up for the Village’s SO Alert emergency notification system.

Non-emergency information and requests for service can be submitted via Report a Concern at here or by downloading the GovAlert app on your mobile phone. Understand non-high priority requests may not be responded to immediately.