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::
- Visit Ready.gov/hurricanes for instructions on how to prepare and get ready in the days and hours before the storm.
- Sign up for Township Red Code Alerts for local warnings
- For residents with special needs or disabilities that need assistant during evacuations sign up for Registerready.nj.gov
- For information about pet preparedness, visit ASPCA and Ready.gov/Animals
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)