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:
- Mayor @StevenFulop – Jersey City website
- Council members, in order listed on City Council website: @joyce_watterman, @FrankGajewski, @RichardBoggiano, @candiceosborne
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
National Emergency List
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.
Kathy 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.