Saturday, September 3, 2016
A State of Emergency is now in effect in Atlantic County as per an executive order by Governor Chris Christie, effective 2 PM today, Saturday, September 3, 2016, in preparation for the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine that could bring damaging coastal flooding, high winds, power outages, beach erosion, heavy surf and rip tides.
A State of Emergency permits government agencies and emergency officials to gather and deploy resources in an expeditious manner.
At this time there is no travel ban in effect or mandatory evacuations. Atlantic County officials, however, are encouraging residents and visitors located in flood prone areas, specifically areas that were impacted during Sandy and Jonas, to consider moving out of harm’s way in advance of the arrival of Hermine, and, at a minimum, to move their vehicles to higher ground.
The public should also review evacuation routes available on the county’s emergency information web site, www.ReadyAtlantic.org, where they will also find a list of local emergency management offices and their contact numbers. Anyone in need of non life-threatening assistance should first contact their local office of emergency management. In the event of a life-threatening emergency call 9-1-1.
Please continue to monitor media outlets and heed guidance of government and emergency management officials. Secure outdoor objects that could become airborne in high wind. Replenish disaster supply kits for home and vehicles. Gas up vehicles and have cash and medications on hand.