As the summer season gets underway, residents and visitors in Sussex County are being asked to prepare in advance for hurricane season.
Next week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Coastal residents can learn about how to prepare their homes and businesses for tropical storms and hurricanes. The images of devastation that Superstorm Sandy caused in New Jersey and New York shouldn’t be too hard to imagine in Sussex County, since Sandy was on track to make landfall in the county just before it turned and hit southern New Jersey.
Emergency Operations Center Director Joe Thomas says preparation is key to limiting damage and preventing loss of life, especially in the wake of Sandy last year, and Hurricane Irene in 2011. Residents should a family disaster kit, and be prepared to evacuate if they live in a flood-prone area. Before a storm, trim trees and secure loose outdoor items.
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