The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 was located about 1,200 miles southeast of Bermuda. The track remains uncertain but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season.

The risk of Florence impacting the East Coast has increased. If and exactly when and where still remains very uncertain at this point. However, it is important to remain aware of the forecast and ensure you have a plan in place in case more direct impacts threaten your area. Now is the time to review and refresh your hurricane preparedness plans and kits.

Always be prepared. Download the free NJ Hurricane Survival Guide at http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/hurricanes.html.

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Got pets? Remember to include them in your hurricane plans. Visit animalemergency.nj.gov to find out more.

If you, a family member or a neighbor have special needs, be sure to visit Register Ready, New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disaster Planning, to get started on making your emergency plan today www.registerready.nj.gov

Refer to the National Hurricane Center's website for the latest forecasts and information regarding Florence at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/