Officials in Irvington took Sunday praising the Township’s police, firefighters, EMS, PSE&G, Department of Public Works, and all who participated in emergency response during Tuesday’s tropical storm.
According to a statement released by The Honorable Irvington Township Mayor Tony Vauss, not only did Tropical Storm Isaias heavy rain and strong winds slam the tri-state area on Tuesday, it appeared the Township was in the direct path.
According to Mayor Vauss, the storm knocked down trees and power lines in over 24 neighborhoods in Irvington, which caused some residents to lose power.
In one incident, families with children ran from homes in the **[teens block of Rutgers Avenue after the fury of Tropical Storm](https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/developing-neighborhood-evacuating-after-multiple-trees-fall-irvington)** Isaias whipped its way up the east coast and wreaked havoc on a neighborhood in Irvington Township this afternoon.
”Whenever disaster strikes, Irvington firefighters, public works department, and police officers are the first to rush into danger to pull the rest of us to safety,” Mayor Vauss said.
It another dangerous situation, at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the weather resulting from the tropical storm caused a **[tree to collapse onto a house located at 21 Philips Place](https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/tree-falls-house-irvington-township).**
According to Mayor Vauss, PSE&G crews worked 16 hours shifts to assess damages and make repairs with additional personnel dispatched to Irvington.
”Isaias took a toll on us all blowing down trees and closing streets all over the Township,” Mayor Vauss said.
“Thank you for keeping us safe,” Mayor Vauss concluded.