Reformed Church designated as official town storm shelter

Since a blizzard warning will be in effect for the entire region, Highland Park is in full preparedness mode. The town has designated the Reformed Church of Highland Park, located at 19-21 S. 2nd Ave., as the official location where residents can find shelter in the event of any storm-related complications.

Lt. Thomas Hammill of the Highland Park Police Department announced that the church would be staffed and accessible the entire weekend. Residents also would have access to charging stations; and generators will power the church in the event of a power outage.

Residents should call (732) 678-4006 for church access, as the doors will be locked for security purposes. Highland Park Police Department dispatch is also available to call the church on residents’ behalf. Dispatch’s non-emergency phone number is (732) 572-3800.

Please call 9-1-1 only in the event of an emergency.  

The Highland Park Police Department and the Borough’s Office of Emergency Management have determined that the Reformed Church is best suited as an emergency shelter because it is equipped with a generator and provides sufficient crowd space.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for New Jersey starting midnight tonight through 10 a.m. Sunday, even though the very latest reports indicated that snow amounts north of New Brunswick will be less that the amounts south and west of New Brunswick. The Borough of Highland Park and the Highland Park Police Department will be monitoring weather conditions closely all weekend and will provide updates and announcements as necessary.

Announcements will be posted on the Borough’s website at, on Facebook at and via Nixle notifications. Residents can sign up for e-notifications here:

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