Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson has confirmed that the county will initially provide five shelters for evacuees, three of which will be pet-friendly. Crews are currently working to move resources into place. Locations of those facilities will be provided later today and will likely be opening early tomorrow. However, the shelters provide only basic provisions to provide protection for those who are unable to find other accommodations. If possible seek out friends and family members with whom you can stay to ride out the storm.
People should also take this time to gas up their cars, gather supplies, including prescription medicines, have cash on hand, review evacuation routes and check on the elderly and those with special needs.
Residents in need of assistance should first contact their local office of emergency management. Contact numbers are available at www.ReadyAtlantic.org.