Gov. Chris Christie is urging New Jersey residents to prepare in advance of Hurricane Sandy’s expected arrival on the East Coast next week.
"While Sandy’s exact track is still uncertain, New Jersey has the potential to experience a major impact from high winds, heavy rain, flooding and power outages," Christie said in a press release. "Now, ahead of any potential impact of Sandy, is the time for families to ensure they are prepared and are tuned in for the latest path of the storm for our coast. I encourage all of our families to stay informed, get ready, and reach out to those you know who may be isolated, or in need of extra assistance during adverse conditions."
Christie directed cabinet officials to mobilize preparations for a statewide response to the storm, according to the release. The State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 8 a.m. on Friday to coordinate preparations related to the storm.
New Jersey residents can keep track of Hurricane Sandy’s path on the following platforms:
Social Media - Social media and other advanced communications technologies are used by the NJOEM and by emergency managers statewide. "Like" the NJOEM on Facebook, follow it on Twitter, or subscribe to the NJ State Police (NJSP) on Nixle Connect.
NJOEM on FB: http://facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
NJOEM on Twitter: @NJOEM2010
NIXLE - New Jersey residents can register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan). Online registration is also available at nixle.com.
NJ Alert - NJ Alert is a free, voluntary and confidential emergency alerting system that allows NJ Office of Emergency Management officials to send email or text messages to cell phones, and other email-enabled devices during an emergency event. Sign up for NJ Alert by logging on to njalert.gov.
Traditional Media – Monitor news media sources like your local Patch site to stay up-to-date on how the storm may impact your area. Sign up for your local Patch newsletter to have breaking news alerts emailed to you.