With Hurricane Sandy to reach New Jersey in just hours, we want to make sure everyone is prepared and aware of the resources available as well as shelter information and emergency contact numbers.
During a hurricane the public will be advised to:
- Listen to local radio.
- Lave flashlight ready
- Make arrangements to stay with family of friends in unaffected area if required to evacuate.
- Keep a full tank of gas and move car to higher ground.
- Remove or move important papers to sturdy water proof container if time allows
- Pack personal items such as prescription drugs, eye glasses, personal hygiene supplies, diapers and formula.
- Stock clean water (one gallon/person/day) and water purifying supplies such as chlorine in a child safe spot.
- Move pets to safest spot available since they will not be taken into public shelters
- Evacuate when requested by authorities. Turn off electric, gas and water if time allows. Take packed personal items.
- For more information on how to be prepared, please visit www.bergenhealth.org
Shelters (according to the Governor’s press conference 10/28/12)
IF EVACUATING YOUR HOME AND IF THE SITUATION ALLOWS PLEASE TURN OFF ALL POWER, GAS AND WATER
- Lyndhurst Senior Center 250 Cleveland Avenue, Lyndhurst
- Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
IN ANY EMERGENCY SITUATION REQUIRING EMS, FIRE RESPONSE, OR POLICE ASSISTANCE:
PSE&G: Downed power lines, gas leaks and other urgent, safety related requests. Available 24 hours / 7days, call:
According to Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins, the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs will be available during the storm in order to take any consumer complaints about any storm-related products exceeding a 10 percent increase in price
MORE INFORMATION AND LINKS AVAILABLE ON: www.ready.nj.gov and www.nj211.org