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Freeholder Chairperson: H. James Polos
John Ferguson
Domestic Preparedness Planner: Jim Zawistowski
Secretary: Sherri Carchia-Dailey

Middlesex County OEM is asking residents to take these basic steps:

1.      “Get a Kit” of emergency supplies – the items that will help you stay self-sufficient for up to three days, if needed.

2.     “Make a Plan” for what you and your family will do during an emergency – this includes knowing how to evacuate and how to Shelter-in-Place.

3.     “Stay Informed” on current developments with the Hurricane; your single greatest source of information during a hurricane will be a battery powered radio



TAKING ACTION is as easy as 1-2-3:







Before the Hurricane Starts

When a Hurricane Watch is issued

When a Hurricane Warning is issued


Assemble your Disaster Supply Kit.
These items are often scattered
around your home and simply need to
be brought together into one location.


Check your Disaster Supply Kit.
Make sure nothing is missing
Determine if there is anything you
need to supplement your kit.
Replenish your water.


Ready your Disaster Supply Kit for

If you need to evacuate, you should
bring your Supply Kit with you.


Write out your Family Disaster Plan.
Discuss the possible hazards with your
family. Determine if you are in an
evacuation area. Identify an out-of-
town family contact.


Activate your Family Disaster Plan.
Protective measures should be
initiated, especially those actions that
require extra time (for example,
securing a boat or leaving a barrier island).


Use your Family Disaster Plan.
Your family should be in the process of
completing protective actions and
deciding the safest location to be
during the storm.


Make sure your emergency supply kits and Go Bags are ready to go with supplies like water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, flashlights, a battery-operated radio, and extra batteries.


For More Info:

Hurricane Preparedness (NOAA)
National Weather Service Mount Holly, NJ



  • The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management is committed to Coordinating response activities and assistance in the County of Middlesex, New Jersey; to prepare for, mitigate, respond to , and recover from the affects of any emergency caused by natural, man-made or technological disasters and national security crisis.
  • Providing effective and professional assistance to other county departments and the twenty-five municipalities by aiding them in their planning and preparation for emergencies and by responding to incidents, consistent with the policies of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management.
  • The staffing for the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management consists of a full time County Coordinator, Asst. County Coordinator, Domestic Preparedness Planner, two clerical support staff, and a significant number of volunteers.
  • The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management was officially enacted by resolution in the early 1950's with the name "Civil Defense"
  • The important feature of the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management Operations is that our staffing is mainly done by volunteer members comprised of public safety professionals from all disciplines.

View Emergency Management brochure by clicking the link below :

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