We are amid the Atlantic Hurricane Season and winter is approaching. Last year, Hunterdon County suffered with the effects of Hurricane Ida.
With these thoughts in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to prepare by making the following plans:
1. Have an emergency kit on hand to include three days of supplies:
• water (one gallon per person per day)
• a flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs
• battery operated radio
• first aid kit
• medications for seven days
• a pocket-sized multi-purpose tool
• sanitation and personal hygiene items (toilet paper and plastic garbage bags
• copies of personal documents (list of medications and pertinent medical information, insurance cards)
• emergency blanket
• whistle (to attract the attention of emergency personnel)
• change of clothing
• manual can opener
• pet supplies (food and medications)
• extra set of house and car keys
2. Make a family communication plan
3. Prepare a plan to stay in place
4. Prepare an evacuation route
If you are interested in additional information on emergency preparedness the Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety, Office of Emergency Management, updates their website frequently. Their web address is co.hunterdon.nj.us/oem.html.
Enjoy the remainder of the summer!
Laine Nauman, Director
Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans' Services