Emergency Information for Point Pleasant Beach
Although Point Pleasant
Beach NJ is a great place to live, work or vacation, you can be
assured that plans are in place in the rare case of a catastophic
emergency or area evacuation. In fact, each jurisdiction in the
State of New Jersey is required to have a written Emergency Operations
Plan and Ocean County and each Municipality has developed an Emergency
CASE OF EMERGENCY - DIAL 911
All other questions, inquiries, general information,
please call the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department at
In Ocean County there are a number of reasons why you may have
to evacuate. These include, but are not limited to:
- Natural Disasters
- Technological & Manmade Disasters
- Blizzard/Winter Storm
- Chemical Facility Accident
- Nuclear Facility Accident
- Power Outage
- Transportation Accident
- Act of Terrorism/War
When a weather warning has
been announced, you should:
- Make sure your car has enough gas to get you to a shelter, remember
traffic likely will be very heavy.
- Clear your yard of loose objects, bicycles, lawn ornaments,
furniture, garbage cans, etc.
- Secure your boat
- Check your flashlight and radio
- Take down awnings
- Prepare to evacuate as soon as you are asked to
- Refill prescriptions, if your supply is low
- Gather items to take to the shelter in case you have to
- Organize your family and let friends and relatives know you
may be evacuated evacuate
- Make arrangements for your pet(s)
STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS
Emergency Alert Stations
The following Ocean County stations will provide information regarding
shelter locations, evacuations routes and other pertinent information:
- 92.7 FM WOBM
- 98.5 FM WBBO
- 99.7 FM WBHX
- 100.1 FM WJRZ
- Comcast Cable
- Monmouth Cablevision
Before the Hurricane Season
- Determine safe evacuation routes inland.
- Learn location of official shelters.
- Make emergency plans for pets.
- Check emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and
battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and cell phones.
- Buy food that will keep and store drinking water.
- Buy plywood or other material to protect your home.
- Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
- Trim trees and shrubbery.
- Decide where to move your boat in an emergency.
- Review your insurance policy.
During the Storm
When in a Watch area...
- Listen frequently to radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
for bulletins of a storm’s progress.
- Fuel and service your vehicles.
- Inspect and secure mobile home tie-downs.
- Board up windows in case the storm moves quickly and you have
- Stock up on batteries, food that will keep, first aid supplies,
drinking water and medications.
- Store lawn furniture and other loose, light-weight objects,
such as garbage cans and garden tools.
- Have cash on hand in case power goes out and ATMs don’t
Plan to evacuate if you...
- Live in a mobile or manufactured home. They are unsafe in high
winds no matter how well fastened to the ground.
- Live on the coastline, an offshore island or near a river or
flood plain. In addition to wind, flooding from storm surge waves
is a major killer.
- Live in a high-rise. Hurricane winds can knock out electricity
to elevators, break windows and more.
When in a Warning area...
- Closely monitor radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
for official bulletins.
- Close storm shutters.
- Follow instructions issued by local officials. Leave immediately
- If evacuating, leave as soon as possible. Stay with friends
or relatives, at a low-rise inland motel or at a designated public
shelter outside the flood zone.
- DO NOT stay in a mobile or manufactured home.
- Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area
of your evacuation plans.
- Take pets with you if possible, but remember, most public shelters
do not allow pets other than those used by the handicapped. Identify
pet-friendly motels along your evacuation route.
If Staying in a Home...
- Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and keep closed.
- Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.
- Turn off propane tanks.
- Unplug small appliances.
- Fill bathtub and large containers with water in case tap
water is unavailable. Use water in bathtubs for cleaning
and flushing only. Do NOT drink it.
If Winds Become Strong...
- Stay away from windows and doors, even if they are
covered. Take refuge in a small interior room, closet
- Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
- If you are in a two story house, go to an interior 1st floor
- If you are in a multi-story building and away from water, go
to the 1st or 2nd floor and stay in the halls or other interior
rooms away from windows.
- Lie on the floor under a table or other sturdy object.
Be Alert For...
- Tornadoes. They are often spawned by hurricanes.
- The calm “eye” of the storm. It may seem like the
storm is over but after the eye passes, the winds will change
direction and quickly return to hurricane force.
- Storm surge flooding. These high waves can be more deadly than
hurricane winds. Leave the coast and stay away from low lying
areas, creeks, streams and other inland waterways.
After the Storm
- Keep listening to radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio.
- Wait until an area is declared safe before entering.
Watch for closed roads. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded
road, Turn Around Don’t Drown!TM
- Avoid weakened bridges and washed out roads.
- Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep
you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged
from power lines.
- Once home, check gas, water and electrical lines and appliances
- Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Never use candles and
other open flames indoors.
- Do not drink or prepare food with tap water until officials
say it is safe.
- If using a generator, avoid electrocution by following manufacturers
instructions and standard electric code.
NWS hurricane links, forecasts, assessments:
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards:
National Hurricane Center:
Central Pacific Hurricane Center:
NOAA Hurricane Website
American Red Cross:
Federal Emergency Management Agency:
LOCAL RADIO & TV
WHAT TO BRING TO THE SHELTER:
First aid kit
Baby food and diapers
Games, books, music
players with headphones
radio and cell phone
What to Bring to the Shelter
A blanket or sleeping
bag for each person
Copies of key papers
such as insurance policies
Cash, credit card
TERMS TO KNOW
Hurricane Watch: Hurricane conditions are
possible in the specified area of the watch,
usually within 36 hours.
Hurricane Warning: Hurricane conditions are
expected in the specified area of the warning,
usually within 24 hours.
Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings: Take
these alerts seriously. Although Tropical Storms
have lower wind speeds than hurricanes,
they often bring life-threatening flooding and
dangerous winds. Take precautions!