Emergency Management

City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
4 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017  
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and a Coastal Flood Advisory for our area in effect for Monday, Jan. 23. Residents and visitors are advised to closely monitor weather forecasts and conditions during this period. 
The wind warning will be in effect 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday with sustained winds of 30 mph to 40 mph and gusts as high as 60 mph. Loose objects on your property should be brought inside or secured. All contractors are asked to secure job sites in advance of the storm.
The flood advisory will be in effect 3 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Minor tidal flooding could occur through three high tide cycles. High tides will occur at approximately 4:39 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, then at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday on the bay side of Ocean City.
Flooding is likely prior to the time of high tide and may last for several hours.  Vehicles should be moved from areas that typically experience tidal flooding well in advance of these tides. 
Heavy rain is expected to fall from Sunday night through Monday and contribute to street flooding.
Please write down the following emergency contact numbers for local utility companies should you experience outages or other problems during the upcoming storm:
  • Atlantic City Electric: 800-833-7476
  • South Jersey Gas: 888-766-9900
  • Comcast Cable: 800-COMCAST (800-266-2278)
The utility companies recommend you contact them directly as soon as you experience a problem so that they can properly track outages and repairs.
For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.


Sign up for Ocean City's Emergency Notification System

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)

Ocean City Citizen Corps Enrollment

FloodSmart Program

Sign up for Emergency Notification System 


Prepare for the Storm (MP3 Audio File Podcast)