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Lacey Police: Prepare For Worst Before Storm Hits

Township department 'actively monitoring' path of Sandy, will use emergency communications system to get word out

Lacey police Capt. David A. Paprota has released the following statement on the department's preparation for Hurricane Sandy:

"The Lacey Township Police Department is actively monitoring the path of Hurricane Sandy. We have taken steps to ensure the operational readiness of emergency equipment as well as ensured the availability of personnel throughout the storm.

"Residents are strongly encouraged to begin preparing for the likelihood that the storm may affect Lacey Township. All yard furniture and otherwise loose items commonly left outside must be properly secured. It is highly recommended that residents begin to plan for the possibility of having to evacuate should the storm directly impact this area.

"Planning must include the possibility that power may be out in the area for extended periods of time. Although shelters will be designated throughout Ocean County by emergency management, if an emergency is declared, residents are encouraged to make their own arrangements in advance of the storm for alternative housing. Likewise family plans should include a means of transportation and basic essentials packed and ready to go. 

"It is yet unknown exactly what path the storm is going to take. The Lacey Township Police Department will utilize the emergency communications system to make a township-wide announcement as more conclusive weather reports and timelines are available."

Resident of Lacey October 27, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I agree with you Jenny, this is not the time or place. The patch will be happy to sell you ad space. Please do not spam here.
Dave Frank October 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM
After doing several board-up beachfront homes on LBI we are not trying to spam the patch. We locally advertise already. We are simply saying speak with your contractors or prepare yourselves this will not be like irene or others this will be direct contact!!!! Please be safe out there and if you live on the water ir surrounding areas bag your lower level doors and entries and board your windows. If you are leaving your business or home, when you return please be careful entering your establishment....there may be electrical issues or structural etc. THIS WAS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN AD!!!! Thank you DAVE FRANK
Lacey girl October 27, 2012 at 08:41 PM
For one I think it's crazy how you people can say that to someone such a DAVID FRANK , some one who has the knowledge on how to prep for the storm , and that can help us out from the after math ... This is one of the biggest storms to hit this area .. And everyone should be ready ... So thank u DAVID FRANK for sharing all ur information .. We're all not rude in Lacey. :-)
tiredofthehaters October 28, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Then why did you add your business web link - NOT!!!!! Good answer Uncle Moe
proud October 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Reverse 911? What reverse911?

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