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Raritan Township wants residents to be prepared in case hurricane hits

By Jamie Peter, WFMZ.com Reporter, JPeter@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 24 2012 09:59:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 25 2012 08:06:04 AM CDT
Computer generator models of Hurricane Sandy's possible paths

Computer generator models of Hurricane Sandy's possible paths.

RARITAN TWP., N.J. -

As Hurricane Sandy does damage in the Caribbean, officials in Raritan Township, New Jersey want their residents to be prepared.

The township says it is preparing for the storm in case it hits early next week.  Preparedness plans are being reviewed and equipment is being checked to be sure it's in working condition.

Township officials want residents to be prepared as well.  You can find information to help you prepare on the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management website, FEMA website and Hunterdon County Officer of Emergency Management website.

It is still uncertain if the storm will make it up the coast to our area but the the window of opportunity for this storm to escape out to sea is quickly shrinking, WFMZ meteorolgist Ed Hanna said. 

He expects to have a better idea of the storm's path after it passes Cuba and makes its way closer to Florida.

Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Jamaica Wednesday.  So far, the storm is blamed for at least two deaths.