Category: Helmetta

Governor Murphy Meets With Helmetta Residents Affected By Tropical Storm Henri

August 25, 2021

HELMETTA, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Governor Phil Murphy met with affected Helmetta residents yesterday that were flooded out by floods from Tropical Storm Henri.

Tropical Storm Henri Floods Area With Up To 8 Inches Of Rain, Rescues, Evacuations, Road Closures

August 22, 2021

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Henri flooded the area overnight with up to eight inches of rain in the Central New Jersey area. Many people traveling on flooded roadways were trapped in the vehicles and needed to be rescued.

Hightstown Fire Company reported responding to at least 10 incidents with the majority being water rescues. Hightstown firefighters rescued eight civilians who were trapped in their vehicles or relocated to the roof of their vehicles due to flood waters.

The National Weather Service reported that 4 to 8 inches of rain fell from the storm and that Middlesex and Mercer Counties were particular hard hit.

Flooding in the area of Cranbury-South River Road and CR614 Dey Road, several cars were submerged and local fire departments made rescues earlier in the morning. A house and business was flooded near the location.

Flooding in Jamesburg, NJ at the Lake Manalapan dam at West Railroad Avenue.

Flooding in Cranbury, NJ from Heri on August 22, 2021

Vehicle With Propane Tanks Leads To Explosion

September 27, 2020

HELMETTA, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–A vehicle fire with explosion was reported just after 3:00 am this morning in the first block of High Street. Helmetta Fire Department responded and brought the blaze quickly under control within 15 minutes of dispatch. The explosion was from propane tanks that were on a trailer. See additional details from Helmetta OEM below:

From Helmetta Office Of Emergency Management:

At 3:02 this morning the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Dept. was dispatched to a report of an explosion on High Street. The explosion and related fire were quickly brought under control by the responding fire fighters. Thank you to Helmetta Vol Fire Dept., Helmetta’s Fire Marshal’s Office, Helmetta DPW, Spotswood PD, Spotswood EMS, Spotswood OEM, Middlesex County Hazmat, and Sayreville Building dept. for all the help. There were no injuries reported to any responders or residents, however a few homes sustained damage from the explosion.