Point Pleasant Beach Office of Emergency Management
Tune to 1630 AM for Emergency and Borough Information
Let it be noted that Borough Hall has Numerous Brochures and Documents to assist you and your family in emergency and disaster situations
OEM CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY - DIAL 911
All other questions, inquiries, general info:
Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
Ocean County Office of Emergency Management
OEM Coordinator - Guy Dempsey
Phone: (732) 892-0500, Ext 151
Deputy OEM Coordinator: Clint Daniel
Phone: (732) 892-0500, Ext 160
RADIO, TELEVISION STATIONS:
Radio stations to tune to in an Emergency:
In the summer of 2006 the Borough put its own AM Radio Station on the air that broadcasts emergency and borough-wide information. Below is the list of information that will be provided by the Radio Station:
- Evacuation Instructions
- Evacuation Routes
- Borough-wide power failures
- Traffic Detours
- Borough sponsored events
- Borough meetings
- Firework information
Let it be noted that a rebroadcast of NOAA Weather Radio for our area is constantly being broadcast on the Borough's Radio Station.
NOAA WEATHER RADIO CAN BE HEARD ON
162.450 MHZ on VHF or VHF-FM
NOAA Website .... www.noaa.gov
LOCAL RADIO STATIONS for additional information:
Comacast Cable Channel 62
For localized evacuations either Antrim School or the High School will be utilized with backup shelters at Ocean Fire Company #1, Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company #2 and Brough Hall.
For disasters of a larger scale, the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach will rely on the Ocean County Office of Emergency Management to determine what the safest shelter location will be.
EVACUATION / EVACUATION ROUTES:
An evacuation order can be issued for many types of emergencies. The emergency could be a localized emergency or something of greater magnitude that would force a borough-wide evacuation.
You will be advised of an evacuation in the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach by at least one of the following:
- AM Radio Station
- Loud Speakers on Emergency Vehicles
- PA Broadcast from the Borough's Emergency Siren
- Door to Door by Emergency Personnel
If an evacuation is ordered, Route 88 West and Route 35 North will be utilized. Please tune to the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach's Radio Station on 1630 AM for additional information.
Link to Coastal Evacuation Maps:
Click on Ocean County
Although map does not show Route 35 North as an Evacuation Route, it will still be utilized.
HELPFUL LINKS WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO PREPARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR AN EMERGENCY, DISASTER OR EVACUATION>
New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management
*Useful Information on what the State Police Office of Emergency Management does*
New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management Plan/Prepare Site
*Useful Information on preparing your family for an emergency and/or disaster*
New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management Plan/Prepare Site for Pet Owners
*Useful Information on preparing your pets for an emergency and/or disaster*
HURRICANE RELATED SITES
Link with information on getting your family ready before disaster strikeswww.ready.gov
MEAN SEA LEVEL (MSL) - The water elevations observed over specific cycle. Monthly mean sea level and yearly mean sea level
MEAN LOW WATER (MLW) - The mean of low tides observed over a specific cycle
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER (MLLW) - The mean of the lower water heights of a mixed tide observed over a specific cycle
STORM SURGE - A large dome of water often 50-100 miles wide that sweeps across the coastline. This is our greatest threat to life and property.
It's important to know the elevation of your building as it relates to these tidal data (Mean sea level, and mean lower low water) as the forcasters will use these terms to predict the height of the storm surge. Remember, storm surge may run higher than predicted!
HURRICANE WATCH - An announcement that hurricane conditions pose a possible threat to a specified coastal area within 36 hours.
HURRICANE WARNING - A warning that sustained winds of 74 MPH or higher are expected in a specified coastal area within 24 hours or less
HURRICANE CATEGORIES -
Winds 74-95 mph
Winds 96-110 mph
Winds 111-130 mph
Winds 131-155 mph
Winds in excess of 155 mph
WHEN TOLD TO EVACUATE
- You may be told to evacuate via radio, televison or loud speakers from emergency vehicles. Call your contact and tell trhem where you are going.
- Place nonperishable food, bottles water, toiletries, prescription medications, valuables, important documents, sleeping bags, first aid kit, flashlight, radio with batteries, change of clothing and special needs items in the trunk of your car.
- Be sure the car has a full tank of gas as you may be in traffic for a long time.
- Shut off WATER, GAS, and ELECTRIC UTILITIES if told to do so.
- Call neighbors who you know may need transportation and offer your help
- Secure your home and LEAVE!
- Follow directions given by Emergency Management personnel. They have current information to help you evacuate to a safe area
WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS
If a weather storm WATCH is announced, it means that storm conditions are a real possibility and may threaten the area
When a weather WATCH has been announced, you should:
- Make sure your car has enough gas to get you to a shelter, if necessary - Remember, you could be driving in very heavy traffic
- Check your flashlight and radio batteries
- Refill prescriptions, if your supply is low
- Organize your family and let friends and relatives know you may be evacuated
- Make arrangements for the safety of your pets
- STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO/TV STATIONS
If a weather storm WARNING is announced, it means that storm conditions are expected to occur.
When a weather WARNING is announced, you should:
- Clear your yard of loose objects, bicycles, lawn ornaments/furniture, garbage cans, signs, etc.
- Secure your boat
- Take down awnings
- Prepare to evacuate as soon as you are asked to
- Gather items to take to the shelter, in case you have to evacuate
- STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO/TV STATIONS