Officials Advise Residents to Make Plans Now As Storm Preparations Continue…
Cape May County officials encourage residents to make preparations for themselves and their families including plans to relocate if necessary in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy that is expected to impact our area over several days starting Sunday or Monday.
This is a major storm with the potential for heavy rain, coastal flooding, beach erosion and damaging winds. Residents are urged to put together several days worth of supplies, medications, non-perishable food, water, batteries, chargers, portable radios and flashlights and important documents so you are prepared if you need to evacuate.
Residents in need of assistance during the storm should call their local emergency management office. Contact phone numbers can be found on readycapemaycounty.org in yellow panel under local OEM offices. Residents should be prepared for a multi-day event and identify a friend or relative with whom they could stay should evacuations be ordered. Plans should also include provisions for pets such as food, medications and carriers.
Residents are also reminded to check their properties and secure outdoor furniture and belongings. Fallen leaves can block or clog storm drains contributing to neighborhood flooding. Property owners are urged to remove leaves wherever possible.
If the storm results in prolonged power outages, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.
For detailed preparedness measures go to readycapemaycounty.org.