For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. (May 16, 2016) - Atlantic
City Electric in partnership with the Cape May County Office of Emergency
Management, will hold an Emergency Preparedness Conference Wednesday, June 1
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Avalon Community Center, 3001 Avalon Avenue,
Avalon N.J. National Hurricane
Preparedness Week 2016 runs May 15 through May 21.
The public is
encouraged to attend this annual event to learn more about the resources that
are available before, during and after a storm and to better understand ways to
prepare for hurricane season which begins June 1 and runs through November 30.
Andrew Sykes, manager, Emergency
Management, Atlantic City Electric, will provide an overview of how Atlantic
City Electric prepares for extreme weather events, offer details on the
company's restoration process and priorities, and discuss ways the company communicates
to its customers during a storm.
Martin L. Pagliughi, director,
Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, will discuss emergency
management partnerships, the role of critical support agencies and how each
agency's emergency personnel are critical in assisting with a disaster or
Dan Skeldon, Press of
Atlantic City meteorologist, will provide an outlook on the projected active
2016 hurricane season and discuss lessons learned from previous storms
including Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.
Dr. Shari Silverman,
president of the Garden State Animal Resource Team's (GSART) Executive Board
and founder of ReadyPetsGo.com, will provide residents with information on
GSART initiatives and available resources to help keep pets safe in the event
of a large scale weather event or other disaster.
The American Red Cross Southern Shore
Chapter and Salvation Army will provide attendees information on available
resources offered through these organizations in times of need, and explain how
residents can better prepare for hurricane season.
Attendees will have the
opportunity to tour the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management's Mobile
Command Center vehicle and learn how it's utilized during a weather event or
For more information, contact the Cape May County Department of
Tourism and Public Information at 609-463-6415. Visit www.capemaycountynj.gov
follow us on Facebook at Cape May County Government.
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