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County Urges Residents to Prepare for Nor'easter

The Office of Emergency Preparedness warns areas that flooded last week are likely to do so again this week.

Areas of Atlantic County that flooded as a result of last week's storm are likely to flood again this week, and the coastline is more vulnerable to an approaching Nor'easter, the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness warned via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The office posted the following notice Wednesday morning:

Atlantic County emergency management officials urge residents to take precautions and prepare for the threat of a strong coastal nor'easter expected to impact our region for 24-36 hours beginning Wednesday, November 7. This storm has the potential to bring both rainfall and a slight chance of snowfall, wind gusts up to 65 mph and moderate to major coastal flooding and beach erosion. Because of the damages inflicted by Sandy, the coastline is more vulnerable to the impact of this nor'easter. Areas that flooded last week will likely flood again.

Residents should restock their emergency supply kits, recharge cell phones and electronic devices, fuel vehicles and move them to higher ground, check on the elderly and those with special needs. To learn more about storm preparedness, visit www.ReadyAtlantic.org.

The Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness will continue to monitor this storm and the Emergency Operations Center will be fully activated as of 8 AM on November 7 through its duration. Residents should stay informed and heed the guidance of elected and emergency management officials. Residents in need of assistance should contact their local offices of emergency management. Contact numbers are available in the phone book and on www.ReadyAtlantic.org. If you experience a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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