Officials say Monmouth County is prepared for next storm, sharing lessons learned from Sandy

Monmouth County Emergency Management officials are sharing what lessons have been learned since Sandy to help better prepare them for the next storm. At the

Emergency Management is also focused on providing generators for large senior housing complexes.

Emergency Management is also focused on providing generators for large senior housing complexes. (10/28/13)

MONMOUTH COUNTY - Monmouth County Emergency Management officials are sharing what lessons have been learned since Sandy to help better prepare them for the next storm.

At the height of their response, workers were dealing with 900 water rescue calls. The agency opened shelters and handed out food and water.

Sheriff Shaun Golden is proud to point out that his operation moved smoothly and not one life was lost. He says their response was helped by the fact that they had plenty of warning Sandy was coming.

Monmouth County officials say their early notification and evacuation plan worked so well that they actually sheltered half the residents that they did when Irene blew in.

However, gas rationing and long lines motivated Golden's team to get generators for more gas stations.

Emergency Management is also focused on providing generators for large senior housing complexes so that they won't have to evacuate if there is a major weather event in the future. The county is handing out storm kits to seniors so that they have flashlights, can openers and water jugs at the ready.

Golden says they've learned from Irene and Sandy are ready for the next storm.
 

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