Superintendent, New Jersey State Police
State Director of Emergency Management
Commanding Officer, Emergency Management
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mary J. Goepfert, NJ OEM (609) 963-6818
April 28, 2011
Tornado And Severe Storm Safety Advice From
The NJ Office Of Emergency Management
WEST TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring severe weather conditions statewide, in conjunction with the National Weather
Service and its County Office of Emergency Management partners.
New Jersey residents are also advised to monitor weather conditions today. “Watch for deteriorating conditions, pay attention to media outlets or internet sources
for severe weather watches and warnings, and take shelter immediately when a tornado or severe thunderstorm warning is issued,” advises State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes,
Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
A severe thunderstorm or tornado “watch” is issued when atmospheric conditions are favorable for the formation of adverse weather conditions. A "warning" is issued when severe
weather conditions are imminent. Flash flooding can happen quickly; never drive on a road with water covering it and never drive around barriers blocking a flooded road.
For more information on severe storm and tornado safety: