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Borough of Magnolia
Friday August 26th, 2011 :: 10:10 a.m. EDT

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The Borough of Magnolia Office of Emergency Management reminds all residents to be prepared for the impending hurricane.

COMMUNITY ALERT FROM THE MAGNOLIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

August 26, 2011 - 9:30AM

Attention Magnolia Residents:
Effective 12:00am on 8/28/2011 the Borough of Magnolia will have a local disaster/emergency proclamation in effect. No motorists shall operate their vehicles on the streets of Magnolia until 12:00am 8/29/2011 only emergency vehicles and essential services shall be on the streets of Magnolia.

The Borough of Magnolia Office of Emergency Management reminds all residents to be prepared for the impending hurricane. The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for our area calling for tropical force winds and up to 5 to 10 inches of rain late Saturday and all day Sunday. Residents are advised to pay attention to local news and weather sources for up to date storm information and timing.

Preperation is key to dealing with a storm of this magnitude. Here are some basic tips:

ITEMS FOR YOUR HOME:

Three days' supply of canned, non-perishable, ready-to-eat FOOD
• Three days' supply of WATER (a total of three gallons per family member)
• Battery-operated RADIO and extra batteries
• FLASHLIGHT and extra batteries
• One week's prescription MEDICATIONS
• FIRST AID KIT
• Personal TOILETRIES
• Non-electric CAN OPENER and UTENSILS
• SPECIAL NEEDS items:
o INFANT care items
o Items for ELDERLY family members
o Items for relatives with DISABILITIES
• CASH or TRAVELERS CHECKS
• Store important DOCUMENTS in a waterproof, safe location
• Please make sure your pet’s needs are available including food, water and medications.
IN CASE YOU NEED TO EVACUATE:
• Keep your vehicle's gas level at a minimum of half-a-tank.
• Every family member must carry CONTACT INFORMATION:
o All phone numbers at work, school, etc. for every family member
o The name and number of a relative who lives out-of-state, to call in case your family gets separated.
• Available crate or carrier and supplies for your pet.
For further information about how to prepare and deal with a storm visit on the web: www.ready.gov.

On Thursday evening, Mayor Cowling-Carson and Director of Public Safety, Councilman DePrince, met with the Borough Emergency Management Team for a readiness assessment. All residents should be assured that all of the Borough’s Police, Fire, Ambulance, Public Works and other resources are ready and set to respond to emergencies during the storm when the need arises.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO ALL WARNINGS AND NOTIFICATIONS IN THE MEDIA AND OTHER OUTLETS. If an emergency arises please call 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency need for services call 856-783-4900.

Please look after your neighbors and family members who are elderly or disabled. If you know of a fellow resident who has a medical need that may need assistance during the storm please contact the Magnolia Police Department at 856-784-1884 so they may be put on our medical watch list.

BE PREPARED – BE SAFE – AND FOLLOW ALL POSTED AND BROADCAST ALERTS!

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Address/Location
Borough of Magnolia
438 W Evesham Ave
Magnolia, NJ 08049

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-783-1520

Office of Emergency Management
Borough of Magnolia
tdeprince@magnolia-nj.org
856-784-1884

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