Parsippany Police are warning residents to make sure they are ready in a case of an emergency, especially if Hurricane Sandy moves up the U.S. east coast.
The National Weather Service reports the sprawling storm could cross the Bahamas today and make its way to the U.S. east coast next week, bringing with it the potential for significant rains, high winds and floods.
In a statement, Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo said the department is keeping abreast of NWS updates regarding the storm.
The chief suggested that residents take the opportunity to make sure they are ready for whatever may occur.
"Now is a good time to create or check your disaster supply kit and family disaster plan," he said.
He pointed to flooding, debris, high winds, and power outages as ways in which the storm could endanger the area.
DeZenzo, who heads Parsippany's Office of Emergency Management, suggested visiting the New Jersey OEM hurricane readiness page to find tips on how to make sure you're ready should disaster strike.