A new emergency management plan in Avalon included the availablity of sheltering for first-responder’s family and elderly. Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi presented the plan that involves the offshore evacuation of residents in the event of a major hurricane or another natural disaster.
A key component of the Avalon Emergency Management plan is an agreement with the Cumberland County Technical Education Center to serve as a Red Cross designated shelter for the Borough of Avalon. The school is located 44 miles from Avalon and includes ample room for Avalon residents to stay. The facility also includes full kitchen facilities and an expansive nursing area to provide medical care if needed.