FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Freeholder Mildred S. Scott
Chair, Law and Public Safety Committee
732-745-3095 
Robert Sklans, Public Information Bureau Chief
Office of Emergency Management

 

County Emergency Management Encourages Hurricane, Storm Preparation

 

With the first named Hurricane of the 2009 season, Hurricane Bill, now building in the Atlantic, the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management is issuing the following information to help Middlesex County residents prepare for the threat of this, or any other potentially dangerous storm during the Hurricane season.

While Bill’s current projected track does not pass directly through Middlesex County, it is possible the county could be impacted by the storm. Even the outer bands of a Hurricane can cause significant damage through fierce winds and rain, and some times areas not normally prone to flooding, can still be affected given the large amounts of rain that accompany these dangerous storms.

“The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management is committed to coordinating response activities and assistance in the County to prepare for, mitigate and respond to potentially harmful situations such as this,” said Freeholder Mildred S. Scott, Chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee.  “Even though our County is not in the projected path of the storm, it is still important that we prepare in case these current weather conditions change,”

 

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Hurricane Watches and Warnings:

A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within a 24- to 36-hour period. A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions (winds of 74 miles per hour or greater or dangerously high water and rough seas) are expected in 24 hours or less.  Please pay attention to local weather reports.

For further information, please contact the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management at (732) 727-9009 or your Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator.  You can obtain additional information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.fema.gov.

 

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