The office regularly conducts preparedness drills, assists organizations with their emergency plans and seeks to educate the public about the value of emergency preparedness. OEM is actively involved with several county projects including the Hazard Mitigation Plan, Registry Ready, and a Mass Distribution Plan.
Get Ready Middletown: Preparing for Emergencies
The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparing you do TODAY! Click HERE to read the Office of Emergency Management’s guide for preparing for emergencies.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FEMA GUIDE TO CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS.
Don’t be fooled by the warm weather! It is still winter! Winter weather can bring snow and ice, but it can also bring flooding. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Are you prepared?
• Protect your property
• Move valuables to higher levels
• Declutter drains and gutters
• Install check valves
• Consider a sump pump with a battery
• Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.
• Purchase or renew a flood insurance policy. It typically takes up to 30 days for a policy to go into effect and can protect the life you’ve built. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding.
Visit https://www.ready.gov/floods to learn more about flood safety. Pets are family too! Be sure to include them in your emergency plans. Visit animalemergency.nj.gov to find out more! Residents with disabilities or access and functional needs (or their families, friends, caregivers and associates) can provide information that would allow emergency responders to better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency planning response. To register for NJ’s Register Ready program, call 2-1-1 or visit registerready.nj.gov.