Hurricane Season Preparedness
Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and lasts through November 30.
Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods and other Disasters
- Know your Hurricane Risk: Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Find out how rain, wind, water could happen where you live so you can start preparing now.
- Recognize Warnings and Alerts: Have several ways to receive alerts. Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. Sign up for SwiftReach alerts from the Township of Millburn.
- Make an Emergency Plan: Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Discuss the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your hurricane planning. Don’t forget a plan for the office, kids’ daycare, and anywhere you frequent.
- Review Important Documents: Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID are up to date. Make copies and keep them in a secure password protected digital space.
- Gather Supplies: Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk.
- Know your Evacuation Zone: You may have to evacuate quickly due to a hurricane. Learn your evacuation routes, practice with household, pets, and identify where you will stay.
- Get Tech Ready: Keep your cell phone charged when you know a hurricane is in the forecast and purchase backup charging devices to power electronics.
- Help your Neighborhood: Check with neighbors, senior adults, or those who may need additional help securing hurricane plans to see how you can be of assistance to others
- Collect Additional Resources and Supplies for those with Disabilities: If you or anyone in your household is an individual with a disability identify if you may need additional help during an emergency.
Storm Safety during COVID-19
- If you must go to a community or group shelter remember to follow the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for protecting yourself and family from COVID-19. COVID-19
- Be prepared to take cleaning items with you like soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or general household cleaning supplies to disinfect surfaces you may need to touch regularly. COVID-19
- Maintain at least 6 feet between you and persons not part of your immediate family while at the shelter [by avoiding crowds or gathering in groups] as much as possible. COVID-19
- Anyone over 2 years old should use a cloth face covering while at these facilities. COVID-19
- Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
For more information please visit the Ready.gov Hurricane Preparedness Guide here.
Call your utility companies directly to report outages.
- JCP&L: 1-888-544-4877
- NJAW: 1-800-272-1325
- PSE&G: 1-800-436-7734