Emergency Preparedness

It is important that you and your family be prepared for emergencies and other disasters before they happen.  Being prepared ahead of time and well informed about how to best handle a disaster/emergency can help keep you and your family safe. 

Have a Plan

The first step in making sure you’re well prepared for a disaster is to have a discussion with your family about the various disasters that could occur.  Some of the topics you will want to discuss will be your plan to evacuate if needed, what should be included in your emergency kit, and how you will communicate with one another during a disaster if you are separated.  To help you and your family plan for emergencies visit FEMA’s website at ready.gov by clicking here and for help with plans for individuals with disabilities by clicking here

Have Emergency Supplies Ready at Home

Learn more about the items you should have ready at home in the event of a disaster by visiting FEMA’s webpage at ready.gov by clicking here

Keep an Emergency Kit in your Vehicle

Learn more about the items you should have in your vehicle in the event of an emergency from the National Safety Council by clicking here

New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

For disaster/emergency information and resources specific to New Jersey visit the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management at http://ready.nj.gov/index.shtml

Learn more about various situations that can occur

Home Fires

Click here for information from FEMA at ready.gov

Power Outage

Click here for information from FEMA at ready.gov

Hurricanes

Click here for information from FEMA at ready.gov

Click here for a Hurricane Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross

Flooding

Click here for more information from the American Red Cross

Click here for a flood safety checklist from the American Red Cross

Winter Storms and Cold Weather

Click here for more information from FEMA at ready.gov

Extreme Heat

Click here  for information from the CDC about high temperatures.