Heavy rains are predicted for our area through the weekend. Motorists should avoid flooded roadways . Hurricane Joaquin may impact New Jersey early next week, although it is too early to predict the impact the storm can or will have on our area. There is a potential for flooding, high winds, and power outages. Residents should prepare now and have a family disaster plan.
Things you could do ahead of time in an major storm event include:
All residents should have a familydisaster plan ready. Know where you will be evacuating to, and plan ahead to stay with family and friends or lodging outside the area. Be sure to provide shelter for your pets and notify friends and family of your plans. Learn about family disaster planning here:http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan Bring all outdoor items such as garbage cans, lawn furniture and other items inside prior to the storm. Remove debris and keep trees trimmed. Inspect outside drains to make sure they are free of clogging. Secure and board up windows in your home. Cars and boats should be moved to higher ground before exiting your home. Store valuables and important documents in a waterproof safety deposit box in the highest level of your home. Make sure generators are in working condition. Before evacuating, check with your utility company in advance to find out what should be turned off. Make sure your car has a full tank of gas, cells phones are fully charged, prescription medications are filled and have enough money, clothes, blankets, diapers, formula and personal items to get you through several days. Prior to leaving, unplug appliances, lock your home and do not return until the area is deemed safe.
This is a friendly reminder!
As of Labor Day 2015, trash pick-up will revert back to the once a week collection on Monday's through Memorial Day 2016