City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
11:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and a Coastal Flood Warning for our area in effect on Monday, Jan. 23.
The flood advisory will be in effect from 2 p.m. Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday. Moderate tidal flooding could occur with high tide at 5 p.m. on Monday. NOAA now projects a tide that could exceed 7 feet on the mean low water scale. Last January's nor'easter (Jonas), by comparison, reached 8.46 feet on the same scale. Continued flooding is possible with high tide at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
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. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).
Heavy rain is expected to continue through Monday and contribute to street flooding. Northeast winds will generate storm surf that will prevent the back bays from fully draining at low tide.
The wind warning will be in effect through 4 p.m. Monday. Sustained winds of 30 mph to 40 mph and gusts as high as 58 mph have been recorded in Ocean City as of 11:30 a.m. Loose objects on your property should be brought inside or secured. All contractors are asked to secure job sites.
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.
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
Post Disaster Recovery