Preparedness

Sign up for Alerts

In the event of an emergency in your area, local police or emergency personnel may send out notifications. Choose how you want to receive them: landline, email, cell, text or TTY/TDD. Register for local emergency alerts. In the event of a wide-spread emergency, information will go out via  MCUrgent, our social media emergency notification system. Get messages on Facebook, Twitter or by text message.

For residents with special needs and their families, friends and associates, this special needs registry at NJ Register Ready will help emergency responders know who needs special assistance in a disaster or other emergency.

Preparedness Brochure

Get important local phone numbers, hospital information and more in our preparedness brochure. Download it in English or Spanish

We Prepare Everyday

This 2-minute video shows people with disabilities taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies. It emphasizes the Ready Campaign’s four building blocks of preparedness – Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.

Biological Threat

A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make you sick.

Blackouts

Blackouts can happen anywhere, and to anyone, so being prepared is important.

Chemical Threat

Chemical agents are poisonous vapors, aerosols, liquids and solids that have toxic effects on people, animals or plants.

Earthquakes

One of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature is a severe earthquake and its terrible aftereffects.

Explosions

Terrorists have frequently used explosive devices as one of their most common weapons.

Extreme Heat

Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat.

Fires

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States.

Floods

Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work.

Hurricanes

Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland.

Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide)

Landslides occur in all U.S. states and territories.

Nuclear Threat

All nuclear devices cause deadly effects when exploded.

Radiation Threat

Nearly 3 million Americans live within 10 miles of an operating nuclear power plant.

Thunderstorms

On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more a year.

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms.

Tsunamis

A tsunami can strike anywhere along most of the U.S. coastline.

Volcanoes

Active volcanoes in the U.S. are found mainly in Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Wildfires

Wildfires often begin unnoticed, usually triggered by lightning or accidents.

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region.