Warmer weather means enjoying a backyard swimming pool or New Jersey’s beaches, lakes, and rivers. Commit to being ‘water smart’ by having swimming skills and knowing how to help others.
It only takes a moment. A child or weak swimmer can drown in the time it takes to reply to a text, check a fishing line or apply sunscreen. Death and injury from drownings happen every day in home pools and hot tubs, at the beach or in oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.
The Red Cross believes that by working together to improve water competency – which includes swimming skills, water smarts and helping others – water activities can be safer… and just as much fun.
Tornadoes are violent and can occur quickly with little or no warning. New Jersey has already had eight tornadoes touch down in the state this year! It is crucial to pay attention to any tornado WATCH or WARNING when issued and act accordingly.
BEFORE THE STORM:
Find our Emergency App in the Apple Store » or Google Play »
Aplicación de Emergencias - ahora disponible en español » también!
New Jersey is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms. Preparing to weather the next storm is as easy as 1-2-3!
Learn about flood safety and what to do before, during, and after a hurricane to help keep you and your family safe.
Test your knowledge with our quick quiz. You might ace the test or you might learn something new — either way, you win!
If your Summer adventures involve hitting the highway, drive safety, keep an emergency kit in your trunk, and check out these tips for staying safe on the road.
If you are taking your pet with you, there are special things you should know to make your trip more enjoyable.
Being car travel safety savvy helps you get to your destination safely.
Extreme heat is the most dangerous type of severe-weather event in the U.S., but we can take action to prepare our loved ones and communities for extreme heat events and related power outages. Learn what to do before, during, and after to help keep everyone safe and healthy.
Learn what the advisories mean