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Handy Numbers Ahead of Hurricane Irene

Keep these emergency numbers by your phone in case of emergencies or utility outages from Hurricane Irene.

As Hurricane Irene approaches Collingswood, emergency workers are reminding people that call volume skyrockets during a crisis. Many calls are for non-emergencies that could be handled by another agency or non-emergency police dispatch.

Only call 911 for emergencies—including downed power lines. To reach Collingswood Police for any non-emergency situations, call 856-854-1901.

The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call for specific problems. Print them out and stick it by your phone just in case:

  • Power Outages: PSE&G, 1-800-436-7734, Atlantic Electric 800-833-7476
  • Gas Leaks: South Jersey Gas, 1-800-582-7060 or PSE&G 1-800-436-7734
  • Phone/Internet/Cable Service Interruption: Verizon, 1-800-837-4966, or Comcast 1-800-266-2278
  • The Camden County chapter of the American Red Cross's disaster services can be reached at 856-365-7100 x 1. 
  • Report road hazards to the county at 856-566-2980

Did we miss any important numbers? Tell us in the comments and we'll add it.

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