Active OEM Alert - Solar Eclipse/Earthquake Information

Township of Cranford
Office of Emergency Management

April 8th, 2024 Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

Safety is the number one priority when viewing a total solar eclipse. Visit the following link for information from NASA about today's historic event. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:  2024 Total Eclipse (

SAFETY:  Total Solar Eclipse Safety (

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April 5th, 2024 Earthquake

The following is an update from the Cranford Office of Emergency Management (OEM) as of 04/05/2024:

The Township of Cranford and Office of Emergency Management has monitored the after-effects of the April 5th, 2024 earthquake felt within our community, the County and State.  Here are some resources for residents about earthquakes, and what now to expect.

M 4.8 - 2024 Whitehouse Station, New Jersey Earthquake (


Earthquakes |

Earthquake Aftershocks


Earthquake Safety At Home - FEMA

Stay Safe After An Earthquake - CDC

NJDEP| NJ Geological Survey | New Jersey Geological Survey


PSE&G 1-800-436-7734

  • Report Power Outages to PSEG at: 1-800-436-7734 Download the PSE&G mobile app to report outages and receive information on restoration times, crew locations and more.
  • Register for MyAlerts to receive text notifications at
  • Report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734). You can also report your outage through our app, website at

Elizabethtown Gas 1-800-242-5830

New Jersey American Water 1-800-272-1325

Comcast 1-800-266-2278

Verizon FiOS 1-888-438-3467

Verizon 1-800-827-4966
Report non-emergent wires or trees down, or other non-emergency calls to Cranford Police & Fire at (908) 272-2222.
Report all Emergencies (wires down sparking, trees into homes or buildings, utility emergencies, cars trapped in water, etc) by calling 9-1-1.
As a reminder, do not rely on email or social media to report these issues, even if they seem minor or non-emergent. Please always call the non-emergency number if you are concerned and don’t believe it is an emergency warranting a 9-1-1 call.