CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – In preparation of Hurricane Irene, Mayor Dana Redd and emergency management crews on Thursday urged residents to stay home this weekend and refrain from making any unnecessary traveling arrangements.

The National Weather Service has indicated that Hurricane Irene will very likely affect the region.

“Hurricane Irene’s current projected path indicates that the City of Camden can possibly experience significant rain accumulations and high winds,” Mayor Redd said.

“The safest measure residents can take is to remain indoors and make sure they have candles, flashlights, and adequate food and water supplies. To ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, the City’s emergency management personnel will be ready to act if any emergency situation should arise.”

In case of emergency flooding conditions, shelters will be opened at Malandra Hall Community Center and Isabel Miller Community Center.

For a list of emergency management numbers in the area, click here. Guide To Hurricane Irene

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