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February 7, 2013

Re:  Two Matters:
 I. Information on Winter Storm Watch/Weather Advisory
II.  National Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day

Dear Mayor:

This letter brings two matters to your attention.

I. INFORMATION ON WINTER STORM WATCH/WEATHER ADVISORY

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) is working closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) and our 21 County Office of Emergency Management partners to monitor a coastal storm expected to impact New Jersey Thursday evening (2/7/13) into Friday (2/8/13) and possibly into Saturday morning.

Please monitor these NWS for the latest forecasts, expected snowfall totals, etc..:
Mt. Holly National Weather Service: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
NYC National Weather Service (for NE NJ): http://www.erh.noaa.gov/okx/
Winter Storm Safety and Preparedness Information can be found here:
Winter Preparedness: http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/winter.html
Winter Health and Safety: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/
Winter Driving: www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/WinterDrivingTips2012.pdf
Winter Storm and Extreme Cold: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

II. NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

February 7 marks the 13th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national community mobilization initiative to boost HIV awareness and advance HIV prevention, testing, and treatment among African Americans in the United States. For more information, please read CDC’s official NBHAAD statement by Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Today, we have many more opportunities than ever before to reduce the disproportionate burden that African American men, women, and young adults bear. Working together with state and local public health agencies, African American communities, and other partners in the public and private sectors, CDC continues to address the HIV epidemic in African American communities. One of these efforts is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). NBHAAD is directed, planned, and organized by the Strategic Leadership CouncilExternal Web Site Icon, a group of organizations that partner with CDC to mobilize communities across the country to fight HIV and lessen its impact on African American communities.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

 

 

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