Bad Weather Tips
Warm Weather Tips
- Do not leave your children in the car - not even for
- Do not leave your pets in the car.
- Do not leave your pets outside.
- Pay attention to your neighbors that are special needs and elderly.
Never leave pets or children in the car.
Basic Flood Safety Tips
When extensive rain is in the forecast, this can, unfortunately, mean that not only may there be the possibility of flooding in those areas prone to flooding but additional areas as well. Flooding causes more deaths in the United States than any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Remember: Just six inches of fast-moving floodwater can knock you off your feet. Two feet of water can sweep an SUV off the road.
Tips to Survive a Flood
- Depending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified.
- If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
- Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly.
- For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit U.S. National Weather Service New York NY.
- Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don't Drown!
- Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
- If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof.
- If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.
- If you find yourself in a life-threatening situation call 9-1-1 immediately!
- Don't think it can't happen to you! Learn what to do before, during, and after a flood at the State of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management website.