Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue over much of the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and the Ohio valley through the weekend. The central Appalachians and the lower Great Lakes/Ohio valley will likely have the higher rainfall amounts. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible this weekend as well from the desert southwest/southern Rockies northward to the northern Rockies and High Plains. Read More >
NJOEM works closely with our federal, state and local partners to prepare for virtually all hazards, natural or manmade, that could affect New Jersey's families, communities and businesses.
There are also things you can do to prepare for the unexpected and reduce the stress you may feel should an emergency arise.
For New Jersey residents, the basics of preparedness for virtually all hazards are the same. Following these steps and being ready NOW means you will be ready for virtually any disaster or crisis that may affect New Jersey.
Everyone should follow Steps One, Two and Three below. Steps Four and Five will help bring your readiness to the next level. Get started NOW, BEFORE a disaster takes place!
For further advice, read “Your Family Disaster Supply Kit,” available here from the American Red Cross.
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You can also follow these additional tips on emergency food and water supplies.
First, follow the easy-to-use instructions in “Your Family Emergency Plan,” available here from the American Red Cross.
It is important to know about the risks that may happen in your community, and to know whether an emergency is imminent or is already taking place.
Learn about the disaster plans for your Workplace, your children's School or Day Care Center, and Other Places where your family spends time.
Keep track of Current Weather Forecasts and Alerts with:
You and your family have now completed the steps for basic all-hazards preparedness. This should give you a level of confidence during emergencies - but never forget Step Three. Stay Informed by listening for emergency watches and warnings, or for instructions from public safety officials. By staying informed you remain a vital partner in your family's security.
To bring your preparedness to the next level, you can refer to the following steps:
FEMA Financial Preparedness Page - Preparing Financially for a Disaster.
New Jersey Citizen Corps members are ordinary residents who provide critical support to first responders and to their fellow residents during emergencies. Undergoing Citizen Corps training is a great way to feel empowered in the event of any emergency. To learn more, click here or call 609-963-6995.