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With a winter storm warning and coastal flood watch in effect through Friday, Atlantic County emergency management and public works officials are closely monitoring weather forecasts and making preparations for the potential of snow accumulations, single digit wind chills and roadway flooding.
Crews are applying brine to all county roadways which helps to delay snow from accumulating on road surfaces and prevents it from sticking to surfaces once it does begin to accumulate. Workers are also checking and preparing snow removal equipment.
Motorists are reminded to stay well behind salt trucks and snow plows. And when shoveling your driveways, place snow on the "down" street side, to the left of the driveway when facing it from the street.
Residents are also encouraged to make preparations by reviewing their family emergency plans; restocking emergency supplies such as flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food and water; charging electronic devices; checking on elderly and infirm relatives and neighbors; fueling vehicles; and closely monitoring weather forecasts. For more storm preparation tips, visit the county's emergency website at:www.readyatlantic.org/prepare/winter.asp
Residents should also heed the recommendations of local emergency management officials. For non-life threatening emergencies, residents may call their local emergency management office for storm assistance. Numbers for each municipal office are available online at www.readyatlantic.org/mainpages/localems.asp as well as in the blue pages of the Verizon phone book.