Plan & Prepare
Winter Weather Preparedness: Safety in the Neighborhood
Helping Your Neighbors
If someone you know is elderly or dependent on life-sustaining or health-related equipment such as a ventilator, respirator or oxygen concentrator, encourage them to be safe during severe winter weather and possible power outages.
- Offer to help them stock an emergency kit including a flashlight and extra batteries, a battery-operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable foods, essential medicines and extra blankets or sleeping bags. For more details: NJOEM Basic Preparedness page
- Encourage them to register as a person with disability with Register Ready - New Jersey Special Needs Registry for Disasters. Also encourage them to register with the local Office of Emergency Management, the local police department and utility company.
- Encourage your neighbor develop a list of emergency numbers and encourage them to keep it handy.Ask them how you can be most helpful if they needed assistance. Offer to include your neighbor’semergency contacts in your list.
- Check on them after a storm or power outage.