Local Emergency Planning Council

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The Local Emergency Planning Council was formed in August 2003. Tasked with coordinating any local emergency’s that arise (natural disasters), the council operates Madison’s Office of Emergency Management.

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Hurricane activity is picking up right at the peak of the season. Now is a good time to prepare and be ready:

  • Check and fill up your generators
  • Make sure you have enough supplies (water, medicine, food, batteries, fuel, cash, etc.)
  • Make sure your cars are fueled up
  • Fill propane tanks so you can grill in the event of an extended power outage
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Keep cell phones charged
  • If you have a sump pump, now is the best time to ensure that it's in working order

Stay tuned to local weather reports and be ready to act. If you do need to evacuate, never drive through standing water or go near downed power lines.

For more information on how to be hurricane ready, view the New Jersey Hurricane Survival Guide which can be found here