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Disaster Preparedness

Federal government agencies such as FEMA, National Weather Service and the Department of Homeland Security have put together a campaign to promote disaster preparedness. Through the and other sites they promote citizen awareness and planning. recommends that individuals do three things to prepare for possible emergencies of all types: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.  Prepare for emergencies and check out the links below.

Don't forget: the time to prepare is NOW, before an emergency strikes.

Build a Kit

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Headed to the store? Download a printable version to take with you. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.

If you need to evacuate:  Take your go-bags and GO!  Be sure that your vehicles are fueled and serviced.   Gas stations may be closed or unable to pump gas during power outages.  Be alert for road hazards such as downed trees, power lines, flooded areas.  NEVER drive into flooded areas.

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own foodwater and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.  Also have your utility service provider contact information on hand.

  • Build a Disaster Supplies Kit.
    Be prepared for a disaster.  This page contains information on food and water preparedness during an emergency, as well as car safety tips.  Plan for specials needs individuals: the elderly and infirm, pets, children...  Don't forget to gatehr financial and critical  personall, household and medical information.
  • Make a Plan
    Be sure to discuss and practice it with family members for varying scenarios and place emergency numbers near all telephones.  Decide how you will contact each other, where you will go if you need to evacuate, designate potential evacuation routes, and list suppliest you will need if you decide to shelter-in-place.  

Weather Emergencies

Chemical Emergencies

Chemical agents are poisonous vapors, aerosols, liquids and solids that have toxic effects on people, animals or plants. Signs of a chemical emergency include the presence of many dead insects or birds.  To prepare:

Extreme Heat


What to do when you receive a flood watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for our area.


Check out our detailed article on hurricane preparedness.

Home Fires

Fires can happen and spread very quickly! According to, in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

To maximize your safety:

Lightning / Thunderstorms

In NJ, severe thunderstorms can occur any time of year, however, typically they occur during the warmer months.  March through October is prime thunderstorm season.

Power Outages

Snow Emergencies and Extreme Cold

  • Snow Emergencies 
    What to do when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.

Special Needs Registry

Sign up for NJ Special Needs Registry to be prepared in the event of a disaster.  The NJ Office of Emergency Management has a Special Needs Registry for Disasters?  The “Register Ready” program allows NJ residents with disabilities to preregister so that emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The Registry is designed to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who could find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster, such as a hurricane.  This is a free, voluntary, strictly confidential service designed to protect you.  All costs are paid by the State of NJ.  Focus is on those who would have trouble evacuating because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation. 

Individuals with special needs or their caregivers can register online at  You may also dial 2-1-1 for Registry Assistance 24/7.   This service will register people, offers free translation, and provides TTY services for the hearing-impaired.  All information collected is confidential and not available to the public.  It is held securely and used only to allow emergency responders to better plan to serve you in the event of a disaster or other emergency. 

Register NOW to be notified by local officials when an evacuation has been ordered.  IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Register Ready Brochure - English | Spanish

See also Public Evacuation/Medical Needs Sheltering from the Mercer County Division of Public Health Public which provide more information about Medical Needs Shelters and provides a Checklist for what to bring with you.

Other Emergencies

Pandemic InfluenzaWildfiresTornadoes –- Hazardous Materials

After the Fact – Disaster Assistance

Election Information

Primary Election

  • is held the Tuesday after first Monday in June. 

General Election

  • is held on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November.  

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m

Register to Vote


To register in New Jersey you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 17 years old, with the understanding that you may not vote until reaching the age of 18.
  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election.
  • You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction.

The deadline to register to vote is 21 days before Election Day.  

Voting on Election Day

Voting by Mail

Registered voters who are unable to go to their designated polling site on Election Day may vote by mail.  Applications for voting by mail are available at the NJ Division of Elections or on this website on the Municipal Clerk’s page.


  • You can vote with a "Mail-In" ballot for any reason.
  • Original signatures are required.  The County Clerk cannot accept faxed or emailed copies of an Application for Vote by Mail Ballot, unless you are a Military or Overseas Voter.
  • Deadline:  The Vote by Mail application must be received by the County Clerk at least 7 days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3 p.m. the day before the election.  

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC

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