As hurricane seasons begins on Saturday June 1 and continues thru November 30, Jersey Shore law enforcement and public officials want to make sure you're prepared for the stormy weather in 2019.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden wants all residents to take the proper steps as hurricane season approaches.

“Preparing, planning and staying informed makes dealing with any kind of storm that may affect Monmouth County, much easier,” Sheriff Golden, whose agency runs the Office of Emergency Management, said. “As we approach the hurricane season, now is the time to take those basic steps.”

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlook for 2019 is a 40% chance near- normal season, a 30% chance of an above normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season.

While those numbers provide statistical guidance, everyone should keep in mind that it only takes one storm to impact the Jersey Shore to make it a bad year.

Keep in mind that Sandy was a superstorm when it reached the Jersey Shore and not a hurricane but still caused significant damage to our community.

Residents and business owners should also take the time to get an insurance check-up.

Calling your insurance company or agent to make sure you have the proper insurance coverages to repair or replace your home after a flood or disaster is critical in ensuring that you can recover more efficiently.

More helpful tips are available at FEMA.Gov.

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