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Assembly Homeland Security Chair Marks Three-Year Anniversary of Sandy by Urging Residents to Be Prepared

Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano on Thursday said the three-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is an enduring reminder of why residents need to always be prepared for emergencies.

“Three years ago today, Superstorm Sandy made landfall and forever changed the state of New Jersey. Once again, we should pause to honor the police, fire, and emergency medical personnel who served selflessly and heroically while Sandy inflicted billions of dollars worth of damage, caused widespread destruction and displaced thousands of people from their homes.

“Although we have made significant progress in our recovery efforts, far too many New Jersey residents still remain displaced from their homes and businesses. The lingering aftermath of Sandy should be a reminder that our preparedness efforts should never take a break.

“As chair of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, I’m committed to helping train and prepare residents for any kind of emergency through continued workshops and presentations. It is better to plan when the sun is shining than when the water is rising,” said Quijano (D-Union).