For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Residents Urged to Begin Preparations for Hybrid Storm
Atlantic County emergency management officials continue to track and monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy and an associated hybrid storm system. Though the storm's track remains uncertain at this time it threatens to mix with a winter storm in the West and arctic air from the North to bring heavy rainfall, strong damaging winds and coastal and inland flooding to our area early next week.
At this time residents are encouraged to stay informed and to discuss emergency plans with family members, including preparations for pets. They should also review and replenish their disaster supply kits. A complete list of items to include in a kit is available online at www.ReadyAtlantic.org where one can also find evacuation routes, preparedness information for those with special needs, contact information for local emergency management offices and more.
In addition to the web site the county has established an emergency information hotline at 1-866-704-4636 where residents may call to receive preparedness information and storm updates. Residents are also encouraged to register with the county's Community Notification System at www.ReadyAtlantic.org to receive email or text alerts.
The hybrid storm, termed "Frankenstorm" by some forecasters, is anticipated to impact our area between Sunday and Wednesday, Halloween day. Residents should make preparations for a multi-day storm event.
Click here for preparedness information.