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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:

LOCAL:

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY - DIAL 911

All other questions, inquiries, general info:
Point Pleasant Beach Police Department
(732) 892-0500

COUNTY:

Ocean County Office of Emergency Management
(800) 331-8152

PERSONNEL:

OEM Coordinator - Guy Dempsey
Phone: (732) 892-0500, Ext 151
E-Mail: gdempsey@pointbeach.org

Deputy OEM Coordinator: Clint Daniel
Phone: (732) 892-0500, Ext 160
E-Mail: cdaniel@pointbeach.org

Deputy OEM Coordinator (Operations):
Kyle Grace
Phone: (732) 892-0500, Ext 163
E-Mail: kgrace@pointbeach.org

RADIO, TELEVISION STATIONS:

Radio stations to tune to in an Emergency:

1630AM

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:

Emergency:

Non-Emergencies:

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:
WOBM-FM 92.7
WOBM-AM 1160
WJRZ-FM 100.1

TELEVISION STATIONS
Comacast Cable Channel 62
News 12-NJ

SHELTER INFORMATION:

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:

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:

http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/evacuation-routes.html

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

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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*

WEATHER LINKS

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Mount Holly Office

NOAA Weather Radio

HURRICANE RELATED SITES

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Preparedness Site

Link with information on getting your family ready before disaster strikes

www.ready.gov


FEMA WEBSITES

www.fema.gov

2008 Hurricane Season

DEFINITIONS

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 -

Category I
Winds 74-95 mph
Category II
Winds 96-110 mph
Category III
Winds 111-130 mph
Category IV
Winds 131-155 mph
Category V
Winds in excess of 155 mph


WHEN TOLD TO EVACUATE

NATURAL DISASTERS
TECHNOLOGICAL DISASTERS
  • Blizzard/Winter Storm
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Hurricane
  • Northeaster
  • Tornado
  • Chemical Facility Accident
  • Fire
  • Nuclear Facility Accident
  • Power Outage
  • Transportation Accident
  • Act of Terroism/War

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:

If a weather storm WARNING is announced, it means that storm conditions are expected to occur.

When a weather WARNING is announced, you should:


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