Social Media Emergency Ready in Jersey City

By Kathy Zucker • Monday, October 7th, 2013

Fox News contributor Jennifer Cerbasi wrote a great article detailing how to keep your family safe via Twitter. Here is my emergency social media contact list for Jersey City, NJ based on Jennifer’s guidelines.

To see the latest emergency news, visit my Jersey City NJ Emergency List. You can also download a printable wallet-size card containing all the following information.


Local Emergency List

Your city’s official account: @JC_Gov

Your local police and fire departments: No official social media, phone (201) 547-5477

Your city’s Office of Emergency Management: No official social media, OEM website, phone #s are 201-547-5566/201-547-5681

Your city’s mayor and council members:

Utility companies (i.e. PSE&G, Con Edison): @PSEGdelivers

State Emergency List

Your state’s Governor: @ChrisChristie

Your state’s Office of Emergency Management: @readynj

Your state’s police department: @NJSP

Transportation agencies/organizations (i.e. MTA, NJ Transit, Port Authority): @PATHTrain, @NJ_TRANSIT

Local news agencies (They will post announcements about news conferences, which you may be able to stream live on your phone): @News12NJ, @jerseyjournal, @njdotcom, @jcindependent, @hudson_reporter

National Emergency List

FEMA: @fema

FEMA for your region (Click here to find your state’s region): @femaregion2

National Weather Service: @usNWSgov

National Guard: @USNationalGuard

Department of Homeland Security: @DHSgov

American Red Cross: @RedCross

Center for Disease Control Emergency: @CDCemergency

Family & Friends

Close family and friends, rather than acquaintances, you would need to contact or locate in case of an emergency.

The Metro Moms Network (@MetroMomsNet) team are the first people I would call in an emergency: @jenifernyc1, @zgbmom3, @maryvidalnj, @matinaloffredo, @pj_kaiser. And if the entire NYC region was underwater, I would call our fiction editor @debramarrs

If you live in Jersey City, I strongly recommend you follow Althea Bernheim (@AltheaBernheim). A former aide to Mayor Steven Fulop, she is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.


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kathyzucker_roundKathy Zucker, CEO of Metro Moms Network, mother of three young children and New York Life Keep Good Going Shorty Award winner and judge, writes about juggling career and family in an urban setting. Read her MomCondoLiving blog, follow her on Twitter (@KathyZucker), friend her on Facebook and watch her on Youtube.



Kathy Zucker

Author: Kathy Zucker

Mom of 3. Accidental entrepreneur. Fencer. New York Life Shorty Award #KeepGoodGoing winner & judge. Helping parents & kids get to work since 2010 as Metro Moms Network CEO.

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