Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The Morris County Office of Health Management will offer a free informational program to help residents better prepare for all kinds of emergencies on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Morris County Library.

The program will review the kinds of emergencies that can happen, how to prepare for each and how to receive important information before, during and after the emergency, said Arlene Stoller, health education specialist with the Morris County Office of Health Management.

Information will be shared about the Morris County MCUrgent Alert Network, how the Morris County government uses social media to keep residents informed and what exactly goes into an emergency preparedness kit, she said.

“Emergency preparedness is a joint responsibility between government, volunteers, community organizations, and individuals,” Stoller said. “Many residents weathered the storm better because they had taken some emergency preparedness actions before Irene came through Morris County.”

To register for the free program, call 973-631-5484, or visit the Office of Health Management website www.morrishealth.org.

The Morris County Library is at 30 East Hanover Ave., in Whippany.