New Jersey highlights disaster readiness during National Preparedness Month

Courtesy of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
As part of National Preparedness Month in September, Gov. Chris Christie's administration in New Jersey is reminding citizens of how they can prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Residents can stay prepared by remaining in touch with credible sources that provide reliable information, like the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management. Opting in to alerts, following organizations on social media and tuning in via media outlets keeps citizens aware of alerts and knowledgeable about where to find help.

Christie's administration also advised New Jersey residents to consider lending a hand to people in need or to take part in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which has been completed by 20,000 people in New Jersey.

Disaster preparedness is especially vital for older adults or those with disabilities. Any citizens requiring additional help should sign up through Register Ready, New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters.

Families should establish plans in advance to be ready when emergencies strike and assemble an emergency kit with water, medication, a first-aid kit, non-perishable food and emergency contact numbers. Any additional training family members can receive, such as CPR, is helpful as well.

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New Jersey Office of Emergency Management P. O. Box 7068 Trenton, NJ 08628

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