Whenever, in his/her opinion, a disaster has occurred or is imminent in any municipality, the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator of that municipality shall proclaim a state of local disaster emergency within the municipality.
The Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Director of Emergency Management, shall be empowered to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to implement and carry out Emergency Management operations and to protect the health, safety, and resources of the residents of the municipality.
Community Alerting System Swift911
Sussex County’s Division of Emergency Management has the ability to notify all Sussex County residents in the event of an emergency through its Swift911 system.
When activated by officials, this automated system calls homes and businesses in the affected area and delivers a recorded message to notify the public about the emergency and what actions they may need to take.
The system will be used for the following types of events:
missing person alerts
local security and crime alerts
hazardous materials events
All landline telephones serviced by Verizon, Embarq and Warwick Valley Telephone (WVT) are already in the system, however, cell phone and some VOIP phone numbers are not.
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