Emergency Management

City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
4:31 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018  
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch and High Wind Advisory in effect for Ocean City on Thursday, Nov. 15.
The latest forecast calls for a coastal storm to bring heavy rain and strong easterly winds throughout the day and into Friday morning. The Flood Watch will be in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday through the evening. The National Weather Service predicts a water level of 5.3 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale for a high tide at 2:07 a.m. Friday (Nov. 16) on the bay side of Ocean City. That level is at the bottom threshold of minor coastal flooding, but conditions could be worse if heavy rain coincides with high tide. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare that prediction to recent and historic tide levels.
Street flooding is likely prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Vehicles should be moved from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation.
For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. City crews are out clearing storm drains in advance of the storm, but storm preparation can include making sure inlets near your home are clear of debris.
The Wind Advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday. Forecasters predict east and northeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts as strong as 50 mph. Please secure any loose objects on your property.
For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.
The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management is the Agency that coordinates with Federal, State, local and private resources throughout the city during times of disasters and emergencies. The mission of OCOEM does not end there - in fact OCOEM 's day to day operation is vital in preparing Ocean City for whatever challenge it may face. 
As we all are aware, disasters for the most part take place at the local level. It is the intent of OCOEM to assist local government in being prepared for, responding to and recovering from disasters. At the OCOEM web page we are highlighting our intent by emphasizing the planning, training and exercise design functions available. We encourage you to tour our site as well as the hot links connected to our web site.

We are attempting to make emergency management at the municipal level more community based, to assist our local community identify potential risks, to enhance the response of assisting agencies and be a point of warning and coordination for all agencies within the city.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback. We will be attempting on a regular basis to keep this page updated with current and pertinent information. The field of Emergency Management is very unique.

We are asking for your assistance in maximizing Ocean City’s ability to prepare for and in some cases prevent potential disasters. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.


Frank Donato
Ocean City Emergency Management Coordinator

Please call 609-399-9111 to report a downed wire. Do NOT touch or go near them.

Power Outages: Atlantic City Electric 1-800-833-7476 or ONLINE
(provides an interactive outage map)

Click HERE for Steps to Staying Safe when returning to a Flooded Home

Learn About EAS (Emergency Alert System)



Prepare for the Storm (MP3 Audio File Podcast)



Other Informational Links
Tide and Flood Level Predictions
Street Flooding Projection Maps (See which streets might flood at various tide levels. Note: these maps are based only on tide levels. Other factors may contribute to flooding.)
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Awareness Presentation
Post Disaster Recovery
Weather Links
Anti-Terrorism Links
Emergency Management