Emergency Management

City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management

Special Weather Statement:

9 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023  


The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas in effect from 9 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday. 

Strong northerly winds and rain are expected to contribute to flooding conditions.

Water levels are predicted to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 10:51 p.m. Saturday. High tide on the bay side of Strathmere near Corson’s Inlet is at 10:29 p.m. Saturday. The NWS predicts a water level of 6.2 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale, which falls at the top of the NWS range for “minor” coastal flooding. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels. 

Residents should be prepared to move vehicles to safe places well in advance of this high tide on Saturday night. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues In Ocean City are typically at higher elevation. Parking at all municipal lots is available and free. Parking also 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). 

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.                                                                                         

For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111. 

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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

Emergency Evacuation Route Map

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

Learn About EAS (Emergency Alert System)

Community Emergency Response Team EnrollmentFloodSmart ProgramSign up for Emergency Notification System

Prepare for the Storm (MP3 Audio File Podcast)

Plan to Care for Pets During Disasters

Emergency Evacuation Route Map

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

Emergency Management

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Mayor Jay A. Gillian
Phone Numbers
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861 Asbury Avenue
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