Prepare for Hurricane Irene - 2011

Hurricane Irene is certainly making its presence known.

We expect significant impact in the North East coast the next few days due to Hurricane Irene. In order to be prepared, the NJ Office of Emergency Management has updated their website with some important information and recommendations.

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Here are certain preparations residents can take;
Items for your Home:
* Three days' supply of canned, non-perishable, ready-to-eat FOOD
* Three days' supply of WATER (a total of three gallons per family member)
* Battery-operated RADIO and extra batteries
* FLASHLIGHT and extra batteries
* One week's prescription MEDICATIONS
* Non-electric CAN OPENER and UTENSILS
* INFANT care items
* Items for ELDERLY family members
* Items for relatives with DISABILITIES
* Store important DOCUMENTS in a waterproof, safe location

In case you need to evacuate:
* Keep your vehicle's gas level at a minimum of half-a-tank.
* Every family member must carry CONTACT INFORMATION:
* All phone numbers at work, school, etc. for every family member
* The name and number of a relative who lives out-of-state, to call in case your family gets separated.
* Emphasize that teamwork and staying calm are key.

Guidelines and Preparation Tips:
• Keep vehicles clear of areas with trees and other items that may potentially cause vehicle damage.
• Property Owners are advised to place all outdoor furniture and other items in a secure location or indoors.
• Please stay off the roads in severe conditions. If you must travel, please drive appropriate speeds for conditions, be courteous of other drivers, take extra caution and car pool, when possible.
• Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
• Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
• Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
• Secure your home by closing shutters, and securing outdoor objects or bringing them inside.
• If you experience a power outage/or to report a live wire, contact PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG.

Stay Safe!!!

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