1/18/2013 - Hamilton Mayor Looks to Expand Communication with Residents During Storms and Emergencies; Urges Residents to Add Mobile/Cellular Phone Numbers to Township’s Emergency Notification System

 

Hamilton Mayor Looks to Expand Communication with Residents During Storms and Emergencies; Urges Residents to Add Mobile/Cellular Phone Numbers to Township’s Emergency Notification System

 

Winter snow storms, hurricanes, and other unplanned natural events can sometimes lead to power outages.  And while these emergencies cannot always be predicted, residents can and should always be prepared.

 

Hamilton Township Mayor Kelly A. Yaede and Hamilton’s Office of Emergency Management are urging residents to add their mobile or cellular phone numbers to the Township’s Emergency Notification and Public Announcement System. 

 

As the leader of New Jersey’s 9th largest community, with nearly 90,000 residents, it is a priority of mine to actively and effectively communicate with residents – whether it concerns preparedness before a storm or important information following an emergency.  In instances where power outages result in unusable land or internet-based phone lines, the Township Government’s ability to communicate information to residents through mobile phones can become critically important. As Mayor, I want to make sure that this communication exists during these critical times,” explains Mayor Yaede.  “I urge all residents to add a mobile phone number into our emergency notification system.  I also want to reassure residents that calls through our system are reserved solely for emergency or important public information that affects our community.  Residents can rest assured that they will not receive frequent calls or messages that are not of importance. ”

 

Hamilton’s notification system allows residents and property owners to add up to two (2) additional phone numbers (home phone numbers and land-based business lines are already included in the new program and do NOT need to be entered) and one (1) E-mail address to its database.  

 

By accessing an icon on the right-side of the Township homepage, entitled “Emergency Notification’s – Sign Up Here”, or by Clicking Here, residents can update any information they desire for inclusion in the program.  Residents using the system for the first time will be required to provide their first and last name, their street address, city, county, state and zip code, as well as the additional phone number or e-mail address. 

 

If residents do not have access to personal computer, they may either use a computer available at the Hamilton Township Public Library (located at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way) or contact the HamStat Call Center at (609) 586-0311 and have a HamStat Call Center representative enter the information.  All collected information will be kept confidential and only used for the purposes of official Township updates during emergency situations or important public advisories.