County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

September 30, 2015 


Monmouth County encourages you

to prepare, plan and stay informed

Hurricane Joaquin’s path is uncertain; make your plans now


FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Joaquin and its predicted path that could impact New Jersey with high winds and rain. Make sure you prepare a kit in case of emergencies!

Steps that residents should take are:

  • Prepare - Get a Kit
  •    Prepare a kit with children
  •    Preparing makes sense for older Americans
  •    Preparing makes sense for pets
  • Plan - Create an emergency plan. You should contact the emergency management office in your local municipality if you have specific questions about storm preparations in your town. Contact information for all Monmouth County municipalities can be found on the Information Center web pages of the County website.
  • Stay informed - Listen to local radio stations. Connect to the County’s preparation efforts through the and on Facebook and Twitter.

“Please prepare yourself, your family and your home for the storm,” Sheriff Shaun Golden said. “Think about and plan for what you will do if your power goes out for an extended period of time or school is cancelled for your children and you still need to go to work.”

“County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively; we ask that residents do the same,” DiMaso said. “Residents who planned and prepared for Sandy three years ago were able to weather the days after the storm.”

“Remember to keep the 9-1-1 lines clear and refer all non-emergencies calls to your local non-emergency numbers. In most towns this is town hall or the police department,” Golden said.

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