Ocean City Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
10:00 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023
The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas through 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.
The remnants of a coastal storm, rain and onshore winds could combine to cause “minor” category flooding on Sunday afternoon. The advisory is likely to be extended through the early part of the week.
Water levels are predicted to crest in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 4:24 p.m. Sunday. High tide on the bay side of Strathmere near Corson’s Inlet is at 4:07 p.m. Sunday. The NWS predicts a water level of 5.6 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW) for Sunday afternoon. By comparison, the water level reached 6.41 feet in Ocean City on Saturday afternoon. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.
Residents should be prepared to monitor conditions and move vehicles to safe places in advance of the Thursday evening high tide. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. 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.
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)
|Community Emergency Response Team Enrollment||FloodSmart Program||Sign up for Emergency Notification System|
Prepare for the Storm (MP3 Audio File Podcast)
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