New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Emergency management coordinators gathering at the Wildwood Convention Center were operating under the belief that it’s not a matter of if the Jersey shore gets hit with a hurricane, it’s when.
August 27th is the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene making landfall on New Jersey.
Assessment teams are fanning out across three South Jersey counties ravaged by last week’s storms.
They’ll start in the hardest hit areas of Cumberland and Salem Counties, where several roads remain closed. In government-speak, it’s a “joint preliminary damage assessment.”
Forecasters are expecting a more active than normal hurricane season, and Mary Goepfert, external affairs officer for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, says you should gather necessary items now.