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May 17, 2011

Re:  NJ RESIDENTS URGED TO MONITOR HAZARDOUS WEATHER, POTENTIAL FLOOD CONDITIONS

Dear Mayor:

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has asked me to make you aware of this weather advisory that State Police Superintendent Fuentes has issued for our State. Please see below.

Very truly yours,

William G Dressel Jr 
Executive Director

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is urging NJ residents to monitor weather conditions over the next several days.   A slow-moving, low pressure system is expected to generate large amounts of rainfall in some areas, particularly in the northern part of the state.   The heaviest rainfall is expected Tuesday evening into Wednesday.   Flooding could continue in some areas through Friday.

“Be alert and be prepared for adverse conditions,”   advises State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.   “Heavy rain can cause flash flooding.  If you are asked to evacuate or take other protective actions, follow the advice of emergency officials. ”

To stay informed of potential flood threats, or to keep track of current weather forecasts and alerts, stay tuned to media outlets and use these online resources and social media tools:

The official website of the National Weather Service:   http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Website:   www.ready.nj.gov
NJ Alert text messaging system:   www.njalert.gov   
NJOEM on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Jersey-Office-of-Emergency-Management
NJOEM Twitter - https://twitter.com/NJSP

     Contact your local Office of Emergency Management for information about:

     Warning signals that will be used in your community
Local radio and TV stations you should tune into for emergency alerts and official instructions
How to develop disaster plans for your workplace, your children's school or day care center, and other
places where your family spends time.

     For a listing of County Offices of Emergency Management, visit: http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html

    For further information contact Mary Goepfert at: (609) 963-6818

 

 

 

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