Update from Mayor DeLuca on Sunday morning: Maplewood's emergency shelter will be at the DeHart Community Center in DeHart Park. The Department of Public Works is continuing to pick up leaves today. Garbage is scheduled to be picked up on Monday; there is no recycling pickup scheduled for Monday.
Maplewood Township declared a state of emergency on Saturday morning in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, following Governor Chris Christie's declaration of a state of emergency for the entire state.
"Once the Governor declares a state of emergency for the state, we follow with the township," said Mayor DeLuca on Saturday evening.
In addition, the Maplewood Department of Public Works (DPW) was out on Saturday picking up leaves in anticipation of the hurricane's arrival in the area on Monday. The DPW will be out again on Sunday collecting leaves.
Remember to visit the NJ Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) website for information on how to be prepared for the storm.
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