Make a kit, have a plan, and be informed! Your kit should include 3 gallons of water per person, canned food, battery-operated radio, flashlight, first aid kit, prescriptions/medications, personal toiletries, can openers/utensils, infant care needs, items for elderly, special need items, cash, and important documents. Call 2-1-1 for assistance or information.
Have a plan by meeting with your family members to discuss plans, identify responsibilities for each member, select two meeting places, have an out-of-area phone contact, and know a pet-friendly hotel/shelter. It is important to practice your plans!
Be informed by knowing what disasters might occur in your area. Get training in CPR, First Aid and volunteer by joining the Citizen Corps. Sign up for NJ Alert.
For more information, view the Ready NJ Website.