CARTERET – Mayor Dan Reiman’s office and the Carteret Office of Emergency Management have issued a Severe Weather Warning to residents, and have begun to coordinate emergency preparations that may include the establishment of shelters with food and water, portable generator power, search and rescue operations, damage and flooding mitigation, and the clearing of downed trees and debris.
“We are keeping an eye on this Nor’easter’s progress and have been in close communication with our Office of Emergency Management and National Weather Service,” Reiman said. “We are encouraging residents to keep informed and to prepare their homes and families for the potential threat of Hurricane Sandy. We know all too well that our first line of defense with storms such as this is preparedness.”
Reiman called for an emergency department head meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, to prepare Carteret’s emergency services, public works, schools, and communications departments for the potential threat of Hurricane Sandy.
At 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, NOAA’s National Weather service issued an Active Weather Threat to localities throughout the region, posed by the Category II hurricane. Current forecasts call for landfall as early as Sunday, most likely on Monday, with strong wind gusts, extremely heavy rainfall, major flooding along streams and rivers, and major coastal flooding that will coincide with the full moon on Oct. 29.
For more information, visit www.carteret.net or www.weather.gov/phi