Hot weather is particularly hard on elderly residents. Please check up on neighbors. There are 2 Cooling Centers opened today and tomorrow. The Senior Center until 3pm; the YMCA until 10pm and the Library until 8pm.
Before you dig, call 811 to ensure that you won’t hit a water line, electric wires or other utilities. And kids – digging straight through the earth, might not put you in China like your parents told you.
Turn around… Don’t Drown! Many of the roads in South Amboy and Sayreville are washed out. It only takes a few inches of water to stop your vehicle – and yes that means you too SUV drivers!
As most of you know there was a fairly large sinkhole in town. Sadly there is little you can do to prepare for a sinkhole based on their nature.
However, there are a few things you can do if you see one –
(1) Call 9-1-1
(2) Block off access around the hole
(3) do not approach the hole as the ground around it may also be unstable
It doesn’t take long for these temperatures to cause big damage to little ones. Take a look at this chart and know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Remember kids (despite their desires to be out in the snow longer or claims that they don’t need coats) actually experience cold weather worse than most adults. Insist they bundle up!
Last night we had our first snow of the season. We always caution you when it snows to drive slow. We also recommend that you download the FEMA Snowstorm app.
The FEMA app has all your info on staying safe before, during, and after a winter storm. To download:
– If you have an Android device, text ANDROID to 43362
– If you have an iOS device, text APPLE to 43362
The South Amboy First Aid Squad is joining with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ready.gov to help America prepare for anything.
Throughout September, we are asking everyone to take a moment to:
- Update your family emergency plan (Or create one)
- Make sure that emergency phone numbers for your doctors and loved ones are up to date
- Update photos of your children (they sure do grow up fast)
- Write down any new medications you take, or remove any ones you no longer take
- Make sure that your Family Go-Bag/Emergency Supplies are properly stocked
- No expired food
- Enough water for everyone, including pets (for at least three days)
- Clothing in kit will still fit
- Everything you still need is still there (No one borrowed something from the kit and didn’t replace it)
- Replace the spare batteries in the kit (they may still work, but fresh ones annually will ensure they do when you need them most)
We will be sharing more great ideas throughout the month on our Facebook feed. Be sure to follow us there!
We were recently contacted by Mr. Frank Yukso, who recorded an interview with Mr. Jim Horan, one of the early members of the South Amboy First Aid Squad about his experiences. Mr. Horan was on scene for the Powder Pier Explosion in 1950 as well as the SS Moro Castle and Hindenburg disasters. The interview with Mr. Horan is just one of several by local emergency responders of the time on Mr. Yukso’s video “South Amboy’s Night to Remember – The Powder Pier Explosion of 1950″.
In addition to “South Amboy’s Night to Remember,” Mr. Yukso also created a documentary on “The Morgan Explosion in 1918″. Both documentaries are available from Visionary Video Studios in Milltown; more information can be found on their website: http://www.visionaryvideostudios.com/frankyuskofilms.html.
Welcome to the new South Amboy First Aid and Safety Squad Website.
We are currently making major changes to our site. Please pardon our dust.