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Mayor: Power to be Restored Friday at Final Borough Homes

Schwager says programming at the senior center will resume next week.

The Oakland Senior Center is set to re-open on Friday and the borough's mayor told residents in a message Thursday, that only "about 20 homes" remain without power here.

Rockland Electric was on schedule to restore power to the final 20 homes on Friday, Mayor Linda Schwager told Oakland residents.

Here is the message, in full, from Mayor Linda Schwager:

Restoration of Power

Rockland Electric is very close to having electricity restored to the entire community.  Full power would have been restored today if not for a problem created by the Nor’Easter at one of the schools. There are about 20 homes still without power in several locations and we expect that Rockland will connect them tomorrow. 

Borough, School and other Facilities

Power has been restored to the Senior Center and it will reopen on Friday, November 9th.  Normal programming will resume next week. 

Flu Shots and Rabies Clinic Rescheduled

The health programs that were cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy have been rescheduled.

The Senior Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Monday, November 19th, from 1 to 3 PM, at the Senior Center.  Please call 201-291-6090 to register or to confirm your current registration.

The Rabies Clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, at the Oakland Recreation Storage Building, located at 24 Lawlor Drive.  Cats AND dogs will be vaccinated between the hours of 6 PM and 8 PM.  Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier.  Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented or a one-year vaccination will be administered. 

If You Need Assistance…

If you need help or know someone who needs help, call 201-337-8111 ext. 201 to provide contact information. If you cannot reach anyone at that number, you can call us at 201-337-6171.  You can also go to oaklandnjflood.com.  Assistance is available with the state by calling 1-877-294-HELP (4357).

If you intend to apply for FEMA assistance for uninsured property damage or destroyed property as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy, you must register immediately by calling 1-800-621 FEMA (3362) or go to disasterassistance.gov.  If you have questions regarding FEMA assistance , call 201-444-5454.

Communications 

As part of the Borough’s effort to communicate with our residents we will soon be launching an e-mail and text notification service to enhance our current capabilities.  Please go to the Borough’s website at www.oakland-nj.org and click on the Swiftreach link to register.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox every morning, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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