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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ?

Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. According to wiki, 286 Total Fatalities, 61% males. Of the 286, 148 deaths were as a direct result of drowning, impalement, and crushing. Many of the 138 indirect deaths were caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Use of a gas generator inside a structure will kill you.
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NJ Emergency Management Officials Tout Hurricane Preparedness Planning

TRENTON – New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) Director Edward Dickson and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes announced today that state officials will be increasing individual preparedness messaging in advance of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1, 2012 and runs through November 30, 2012. They also said the increased awareness messages will coincide with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which began May 27.    
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