Archive for August, 2017

Hurricane Season- Be Prepared

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Hurricane Season- Be Prepared

 

Hey, the tree is down, the power is out; are you ready? The August episode of Aging Insights addresses that question. On this program NJFA’s Executive Director, Grace Egan speaks with Melissa Acree Executive Director of NJ 211and Mike Weber, Emergency Preparedness Manager – Electric from PSEG. Register Ready is a program hosted by NJ 2-1-1 that enables people to self-identify and register that they may have difficulty in an emergency evacuating their home to safe place or to a shelter. Caregivers may also register their loved ones who have a physical or cognitive impairment. This information is then shared annually with the County Office of Emergency Management Office.

PSEG partners with NJ 2-1-1, Mr. Weber joined the interview and explained how PSEG prioritizes repairs in a storm. He highlighted the many first responders that PSEG regularly works with before, during and after a storm.

It’s now the peak of hurricane season. With that comes the threat of an active

September and the possibility of activity in October and beyond, according to AccuWeather meteorologists.

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, and generally, the peak is from mid-August to the end of September. During this time, conditions are ideal for strong and quick-moving tropical storms, hurricanes and depressions.

Check on the latest Aging Insights episode about emergency preparedness. Are you prepared? Does your utility company know your needs?