Plan & Prepare
Southern NJ Severe Storms - June 30, 2012
On June 30th, New Jersey was impacted by a severe storm called a "Super Derecho." To see a National Weather Service Briefing regarding this
event, click here: (PDF Briefing)
The NJ State Emergency Operations Center, which had already been activated for the Monmouth County Water Emergency
(http://www.visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=4076), has remained activated
since that time. Additionally, NJ State Departments - Transportation, Human Services, Environmental Protection, the Board of Public Utilities, the National Guard and
the NJ Department of Health – are involved with the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management in responding to the event.
The severe storms resulted in widespread power outages, road closures, debris, downed wires and other significant hazards. Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland
Counties declared a State of Emergency as a result of the event. Cooling centers and shelters opened, due to a period of excessive heat which followed the storm.
Damage assessments took place immediately after the event, and the NJOEM is now working with FEMA to determine whether NJ can apply for federal assistance
under the Stafford Act.
All residents and businesses that have experienced damage to their property as a result of the storm are advised to contact their insurance company and open a
claim for damages. All municipal and county officials should continue to work with their respective offices of emergency management and gather data/damage reports to be
forwarded to the State for review.
Persons with unmet needs should contact 2-1-1, New Jersey’s Helpline.
For more information regarding disaster recovery and the PDA process please access the following web resources:
NJ 2-1-1 Call Center: Call 2-1-1 or click www.nj211.org; Free 24-hour statewide service - putting
people in need of assistance, in-touch with people who can help.
DR-4070 - Presidential Disaster Declaration July 19th, 2012
July 30,2012 - 10:00am: Cumberland County OEM, 637 Bridgeton Ave (CR 666), Bridgeton, NJ 08302
July 30,2012 - 1:00pm: Atlantic County OEM (Canale Training Center), 5033 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234
Atlantic County Storm Information Page: www.readyatlantic.org
Disaster Food Safety
US Department of Agriculture's "Consumers Guide to Food Safety: Severe Storms and Hurricanes" and "Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency," as well as other
materials, through the Food and Drug Safety Program's website at:
www.state.nj.us/health/foodanddrugsafety/index.shtml. The website also contains English and Spanish videos on food safety during power outages and handling food
safely after a natural disaster. The link can be found by visiting the "For Consumers" tab, then clicking on "Food Disaster Planning."
Center for Disease Control Food Safety Page - "Prevent Illness From Food and Water After a Hurricane or Flood," located at:
US Fire Administration Portable Generator Safety Page:
NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline - Emotional support for people affected by disasters or other overwhelming events is available by calling New Jersey
Mental HealthCares' Disaster Mental Health Helpline toll free at (877) 294-HELP (4357), where experienced crisis counselors can be reached. A TTY line is also available at (877) 294-4356.
Safely Cleaning Up After a Storm -
FEMA/Preliminary Damage Assessment/Disaster Assistance Programs Overview:
FEMA Background Information: www.fema.gov
Disaster Declaration Process: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/dproc.shtm
Individual Assistance Info:
Public Assistance Info: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/pa/index.shtm