Get a Family Plan

Hurricanes, Nor’easter Storms, Winter Storms and flooding are just some of the of the many hazards Monmouth County residents are subject to – don’t wait until disaster strikes, develop a family plan today!

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Step 1: Put together a plan

  • How will I receive emergency alerts?
  • What is my shelter plan?
  • What is my evacuation zone?
  • What is my family/household communications plan?

Step 2: Consider specific needs of those within your household

As you prepare your plan, tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance.  

Step 3: Create an Emergency Plan.

Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own.

Emergency Plan (PDF)

Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household

Practicing your plan with your household prepares you and your family for the event of an emergency.

Get A Business Plan

  • Did you know that 40 perfect of businesses never re-open their doors post-disaster? Don’t become a statistic. Protect your business by developing a business disaster plan. 
  • While living, working or visiting, Monmouth County offers many benefits and advantages, it is important to keep in mind severe weather hazards and potential threats. Every family and business should have predefined emergency plans and always keep an emergency supply kit ready and stocked.
  • Each Monmouth County municipality has a designated emergency management program, and residents, businesses, and visitors should also visit their municipal emergency management for the most up-to-date and locally significant information.