Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30. Preparedness is key to keep you and your loved ones safe during a storm or hurricane. 

A few important reminders:

  • The best shelter is your home. If windows are not bordered up, find an area in your home without windows.  
  • Remove potential flying objects from outdoors.
  • Prepare for heavy rain by making sure gutters drain away from your house. 
  • Basements can flood, move valuables to higher ground and unplug electric devices from wall outlet.
  • Only use your generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • Only use candles with care, with fire prevention in mind, in case of electrical outage.   
  • Have plenty of batteries for flashlights and radios. If possible, fully charges backup batteries for cell phones.  
  • Have at least a three-day supply of water, food, and medication. 
  • DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Avenue, serves as the township's shelter - map out multiple routes from your home to the shelter.
  • Dial 9-1-1 for Emergency Assistance
  • Dial 2-1-1 for Natural Disaster Relief Information
  • Make preparations to evacuate pets well in advance, visit Essex County OEM for more info

For more details visit following online resources::

Check in with local radio news sources:

  • New Jersey News Focused Radio Stations
    • WBGO 88.3 FM (Newark)
    • WSHU 89.5 FM (South Orange)
    • WNJY 89.3 FM (Netcong)
    • WKXW 101.5 FM (Trenton)
  • New York Metro Area:
    • WINS 1010 AM (New York City)
    • WNYC 820 AM (New York City)
    • WNYC-FM 93.9 FM (New York City)
  • Spanish Language News:
    • WADO 1280 AM (New York City)