Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced this afternoon that his Office of Emergency Management division stands ready to assist residents in need during the impending Winter Storm Stella and that officers of the Law Enforcement Division are available to assist municipalities in the event of power outages and with traffic emergencies.
“We will be doing our jobs and ask that residents continue to monitor the weather and follow the direction of public safety officials,” said Sheriff Golden, whose office runs OEM. “It’s expected to be a major storm with coastal flooding and is a big concern for Monmouth County, particularly during Tuesday morning’s high tide. If we all heed to the warnings and pay close attention to the storm’s impact, we should get through this without incident.”
“Preparing, planning and staying informed makes dealing with weather related events that may affect Monmouth County, much easier,” said Mike Oppegaard, OEM Coordinator. “Now is the time to take basic steps and plan what you will do if heavy snow, severe flooding and high winds occur or if power goes out for an extended period of time.”
Golden said that the County’s 9-1-1 center will be fully staffed to handle the expected influx of emergecy calls. He asked that resident only call 9-1-1 in the event of a real emergency in order to keep lines open for those truly in need.
County residents can stay up to date with the latest information from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office regarding the storm: Like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MonmouthSheriff or download their App for urgent push notifications and weather information via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Search: Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office