Burlington County, NJ

06/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2019 10:02

Office of Emergency Management Announces Declaration of Emergency

Mount Holly - Last night there was severe rain and flooding specifically in Burlington County. Reports of flooding have come in from the following townships; Pemberton Twp, Pemberton Boro, Southampton Twp, Lumberton Twp, Medford Twp, Mt. Laurel Twp, Burlington City, and Mt. Holly. Burlington County OEM will continue to monitor areas prone to flooding.

Southampton Township OEM has evacuated approximately sixty homes. Southampton has opened a reception center for these affected residents. Lumberton has set up a reception center for their residents. Call 211 for details on the reception center nearest you.

As of 9:34 a.m. approximately 1,600 residents are without power in PSE&G territory.

Deputy Director Singh and Director Pullion were on site with County OEM early this morning. Freeholder Director Pullion has contacted Governor Murphy requesting that a state of emergency be declared for Burlington County.

More severe weather is expected in the late afternoon today, so residents are encouraged to keep safety in mind while traveling. Residents are asked to please avoid driving on water-covered roadways, as water levels can be deceptively deep. Water vehicle rescues are dangerous and can be avoided with vigilance.

Residents should also be advised that the next high tide will be at 5:49 PM on the Delaware River and at 7:46 PM on the Rancocas Creek.

The National Weather Service provided periodic updates on weather conditions and flooding and should be monitored. The County Facebook Page will also have updates on all matters, including road closures. Please also visit http://www.ready.nj.gov/

For a list of road closures click here.