Preparing for Hurricane Season

The first Tropical Storm of 2020 is a reminder to be prepared for hurricane season.
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Arthur off the North Carolina Coast on May 18, 2020 (photo courtesy of NOAA)

While we are all trying to adjust to our “new normal” and continue to move forward in our daily lives, we also need to make sure we stay prepared and vigilant for possible hazardous weather events. Many of us have experienced the long-term power outages, flooding, evacuations, property destruction, debris, and other impacts to our daily lives that can result from hurricanes and other natural disasters. While we can’t stop these dangerous events from occurring, there are steps we can take to increase our safety and comfort when they happen.

It’s important to stay informed, make evacuation plans and decide on meet-up locations in advance, and gather emergency supplies. We encourage you to read through the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management NJ Hurricane Survival Guide, refer to the extensive emergency preparedness resources on NJ 2-1-1, and take the actions necessary to secure your family and home.

The preparations you make for hurricanes will also help you survive all types of natural disasters. These resources provide critical information and expert guidance on the steps you can take to protect you and your family.  Be prepared, be safe, and have a great summer.

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