Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use the links provided below to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.
For additional information, please visit www.Ready.gov and these other helpful websites.
- Ready.gov – Winter Weather
- Ready.gov – Floods
- Plan & Prepare from the American Red Cross
- Emergency Preparedness and Response from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Prepare my Family for Disaster from the US Department of Homeland Security
KNOW YOUR ZONE
Know Your Zone is a public education campaign implemented by the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management to inform the residents, businesses and visitors of Monmouth County of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge.
The Know Your Zone campaign was developed in partnership with the municipal emergency management coordinators within the coastal towns and is based on the threat, strength direction and forecasted storm surge of an impending hurricane, nor’easter or other coastal flooding event. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm.
- Evacuation Zones should not be confused with flood zones.
- Evacuation Zones are based on storm surge values using various hypothetical storm models based on worst case scenarios.
- Zones are established based on threat strength direction and storm surge.
FEMA GET READY / BE PREPARED FORMS
- Preparing Makes Sense
- Preparing for Older Americans
- Emergency Supply Checklist
- Register Ready form
- Preparing for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
- Family Communications Plan
- Emergency Kit for Kids
- Sign-Up for Emergency Calls