Planning Begins On State And Local Levels For What Could Become A Category 4 Hurricane

Scott carter EMS_wmTLS spoke with EMS Chief, Scott Carter on what is being done for EMS preparedness for this weekend’s pending storm. Carter stated “Ironically, September is National Preparedness Month”, and in only a few short days our region is about to be hit with an anticipated Category 2 – and possibly as hard as a category 4 – Hurricane with sustained winds or gusts greater than 100 MPH.

As earlier reported, this storm will also impact our area with heavy rain upwards of 10 inches over parts of the State. The concern is also elevated for flooding due to a new moon which will push streams and rivers even higher during the time of High Tide.

Preparedness needs to begin today, says Carter, to include household preparations (Secure outside loose objects, toys or anything that can blow around and create a projectile). Include in your planning, food, water, prescriptions, flashlights, batteries, fuel in your vehicles and an emergency to go bag (clothing and personal needs kit).

The three EMS agencies in town have been in contact over the past day and will be planning and discussing the needs of the residents as this storm begins to build and choose a course. Even, if NJ is not a direct hit says Carter, the area will still see increased winds and heavy rain. This, could cause street flooding and loss of power. Being ready today will reduce the stress when the storm strikes Saturday Night / Sunday.

“This hurricane should not be taken lightly”, Carter says. “Driving should be limited to urgent reasons, sightseeing can be dangerous to you, your passengers and emergency responders because of downed trees and unseen power lines”. ” f you need to leave your house during the storm, please do so carefully and remember never to drive through flooding or standing water on the roadway. If you can not see the painted lines on the road, the road may not be there”. “Remember, ‘Turn around, do not Drown'”. TLS.

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 15,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.

Check out the latest on TLS instagram

10 COMMENTS

  1. This is a prediction of course-
    There may be significant rain – and wind-

    But nothing like they are making it out to be! Its all in the hype-
    Perhaps Im wrong but Im still promoting my hunch.

    That thunderstorm a few weeks back would still be considered far worse-
    I guess we’ll wait and see…

  2. #5 so when your asking for help during this storm, we will be sure to remind you of the hype. Scott keep up the good work, your guys do not get enough credit

  3. #5…goes to show there still are ignorant people and I will most likely be called out as a first responder because someone like you has this sort of attitude. keep up the good work, your are ensuring my job continues through economic difficulties. The worl dis never short of dumb (moderated). Watch real time videos of this *hype* from the bahamas, puerto rico and other places already devistated and wake up! Perhaps you are wrong.

  4. This is serious.

    Protect yourself, your family, and your property. Be a good neighbor and secure all objects that could become a missile in hurricane force winds.

    Expect the loss of power, and prepare for it with flashlights, batteries, a battery powered radio, and gas in the car. Arrange for a place to go, in the event of an order to evacuate. Tell friends and family about your plans. Establish meeting places, just in case.

Comments are closed.