Gloucester County Updates & Resources for Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida
September 3, 2021
Residents and businesses affected by the storm can find information and resources below.
Gloucester County Update
Gloucester County continues to assess damage and respond to requests from residents and municipalities.
Multiple roads and power outages are being reported across Mantua Township, Harrison Twp., Deptford, Wenonah, and Woodbury Heights. Wenonah residents should be aware of wires down and debris.
School closures are in effect in these most affected towns.
We are asking ALL residents to stay in their houses unless emergency evacuation is needed. Multiple power lines are down and could cause injury. Please call 9-1-1 if you are in an emergency.
There are no additional injuries to report.
Commissioner Robert M. Damminger declared a State of Emergency through September 3. The Gloucester County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to work directly with most affected municipalities to assess damage, provide resources and assist residents.
With the advocation of Senate President Steve Sweeney, Gloucester County will have the federal funding that it needs to recover quickly and effectively.
Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management and Public Works has established a staging area at Rowan College of South Jersey to clear trees and debris in conjunction with the electric companies. The priority remains to make the road ways safe to travel.
Individuals seeking emergency temporary housing can call (856) 307-4816 for assistance.
Gloucester County Institute of Technology is set up as a Reception Center for individuals to charge cell phones, seek heat relief etc. Water and necessities are being provided by Walmart, CVS, American Water Co., CVS.
The Reception Center is open today, September 2, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mental Health Resources are onsite at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology’s Reception Center.
Gloucester County is NOT in need of donations at this time.
At this time, the following road closures are being reported:
Gateway High School to Mail Ave (affecting parts of tanyard rd.)
Heritage Road between Jackson Road and Main St.
Breakneck between Barnesboro Rd and Jackson Rd
Clems Run between 322 and Ellis Mill Rd
Jefferson Road between Jackson Rd and Breakneck Rd
Please note: This list is not the total road closure list as there are many municipal road closures. Gloucester County is still assessing road closures and will share updates as they become available.
For additional updates, please visit the county website by clicking here.
Gloucester County Recovery Fund
United Way of Gloucester is accepting donations to support the immediate and long-term needs of the response and recovery efforts from last night’s (September 1st) tornado and high wind damage. All donations to this fund will be used for response and recovery.
Click here for more information and to donate today.