Emergency Management

Tune in 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 an emergency - dial 911

All other questions, inquiries, and general information:
Point Pleasant Beach Police Department


Ocean County Office of Emergency Management


OEM Coordinator - Guy Dempsey
Phone: 732-892-0500, Ext 151
Email Guy Dempsey

Deputy OEM Coordinator: CPL. Francis Finn
Phone: 732-892-0500 x169
Email Francis Finn

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
  • Etc.


  • Borough sponsored events
  • Borough meetings
  • Firework information
  • Etc.

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

Local radio stations for additional information:

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

Television Stations

  • Comcast 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 Number 1, Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company Number 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 in to the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach's Radio Station on 1630 am for additional information.

Visit the Coastal Evacuation Maps and click on Ocean County.

Although the 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:

Weather Links

Hurricane Related Sites

Link with information on getting your family ready before disaster strikes:

FEMA Websites


  • Mean Sea Level (MSL) - The water elevations observed over specific cycles. 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 forecasters 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

CategoryWind Speed
Category IWinds 74 to 95 mph
Category IIWinds 96 to 110 mph
Category IIIWinds 111 to 130 mph
Category IVWinds 131 to 155 mph
Category VWinds in excess of 155 mph

When Told to Evacuate

  • You may be told to evacuate via radio, television, or loudspeakers from emergency vehicles. Call your contact and tell them 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

Natural Disasters

  • Blizzard/Winter Storm
  • Earthquake
  • Flood
  • Hurricane
  • Northeaster
  • Tornado

Technological Disasters

  • Chemical Facility Accident
  • Fire
  • Nuclear Facility Accident
  • Power Outage
  • Transportation Accident
  • Act of Terrorism/War

Weather Watches & 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