In a Disaster, Woodbridge Has the Trailer

The township was one of 15 municipalities who received a emergency disaster trailer worth almost $10K.

In the , Woodbridge will be prepared.

That's because the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) bequeathed a special Disaster Response and Flood Response Utility Trailer on the township, along with 14 other municipalities.

The trailer, valued at $9,830, boasts a generator, basic medical supplies, lighting equipment, tools, tents and evacuation support equipment.

Woodbridge was the only municipality in the county or area to get the disaster and flood trailer, although Rahway's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) obtained a trailer from NJOEM that handles flood emergencies.

With the township's various flood-prone areas, the trailer is certain to come in handy. The state has faced 1,196 flood events in the last 15 years and 16 flooding episodes that were declared by presidential edict to be disasters, NJEOM said in a press release.

Woodbridge was battered , which left some areas of the township under water for days.

New Jersey has 19,000 CERT volunteers in 432 teams, one of the largest number in the nation, said NJ State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes, who also acts as NJOEM director.

The trailers were funded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Tom Maras August 22, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Does anyone know the genesis of that trailer? Is it from FEMA? They had so many they couldn't use after Katrina!


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