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Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Heather Howard reminds all New Jersey residents and their families to continue preparing for any type of health emergency, whether it is a natural disaster, an emerging infectious disease or an act of terrorism.
“The events of Hurricane Katrina, as well as September 11, 2001 and the following anthrax attacks, are a stark reminder that every New Jersey family should prepare at home for any and all types of health emergencies,” said Commissioner Howard. “While we should never forget these incidents, we must always continue to stay prepared.”
Information on how to prepare can be found in the Department’s Citizen Guide to Public Health Emergency Planning, Ready Together New Jersey.
In recognition of September as National Preparedness Month, Commissioner Howard encourages residents to do the following:
Ready Together New Jersey also contains information that can help people assemble an emergency kit and create a personalized action plan. The guide includes telephone numbers and web addresses for agencies that would provide information during an emergency. Also, the guide contains a tear-out wallet card that has room for all pertinent health and emergency information that individuals can carry at all times.
“Ready Together New Jersey offers a wealth of information and resources,” said Commissioner Howard. “Every individual and family in New Jersey should have a copy and use it to prepare their respective emergency kits and action plans.”
Individuals or organizations interested in receiving a copy of Ready Together New Jersey can call their local health department. To download a copy, or to get more information on New Jersey’s preparedness efforts, visit the DHSS website at www.nj.gov/health/er.
Department of Health
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360