2302, 2021

Why aren’t elevations of Land and water the same?

A question we some times receive is "My home's first floor is supposed to be at 10 feet so when we get a seven foot flood tide will the water be three feet below my floor level?"  The simple answer is No,  but to understand why we must first look [...]

2212, 2020

Keeping up on the weather, Tide Charts and Snow Emergency Routes

The winter season brings many weather related events that will affect our area such as rain, snow, ice and an occasional tidal flooding. The good thing for us is there never has been a time that there is more detailed information on weather from readily accessible satellite pictures, animated forecast [...]

2310, 2020

Winter Preparedness . . .

As we enjoy the nice October weather, which many of us  think is the best time of the year at the shore,  it is time to begin to prepare for the upcoming winter weather.   Looking at the long range winter predictions of the National Weather Service, Farmer's Almanac and [...]

106, 2020

Hurricane Season Resource List

Starting today June 1st and continuing through November 30th is the Atlantic Hurricane Season and with this year's predictions from various sources calling for an above average Hurricane season we are taking this time to post some points for you to consider regarding preparedness and monitoring the weather. Starting with [...]

1305, 2020

North Wildwood Preparedness / Awareness Week

North Wildwood's Preparedness / Awareness Week usually is held in mid-April but this year due to the pandemic it was postponed until now.   Preparedness / Awareness Week is being observed Monday -  May 18th to Friday May 22nd, 2020.  The week is a time where all municipal departments review their [...]

2503, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Informative Links

With every situation there are always lessons learned.  With the stay-at-home order issued to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) there are plenty of lessons to be learned that will help in other situations.  In Emergency Management we often look for the similarities with other situations for ideas to solve problems, for [...]

101, 2020

2020 Tide Information Changes

Starting with January we are using a different tide location for our prediction charts.   For as many years as we can remember we have been using the NOAA Nummy Island tide predictions for our official tide predictions.   Nummy Island tide predictions like most tide predictions in our area are based [...]

2111, 2019

Winter and Holiday Plans and Checklists . . .

As we approach winter, which officially begins in several weeks on December 21st, we should double check that we are prepared for winter.  If you don't have year round spigots is your outside water turned off?  If you open your crawl space windows during the summer are they closed?   If [...]

3009, 2019

Winter Preparedness

With October 1st a day away now is the time we should start planning for the winter season.   Even though the weather is rather nice this week weather forecasters are calling for a cold front to enter our area with lower temperatures at the end of the week.    This time [...]

209, 2019

Local Weather Resources

With weather being our number one threat it is important that we use the many resources that are at our fingertips on the Internet.  If you can access this page then you have the ability to access the various other weather resources.    Starting with the local forecast the first place [...]

907, 2019

Early Awareness = Early Preparedness

One of the things we constantly mention in Emergency Management is to  make it a habit to monitor the weather forecasts so that you can be prepared.   If you stop to think about this you probably do this more often than you think.   How many times have you changed [...]

2705, 2019

Are you Ready ? ? ?

In just a few days on June 1st the Atlantic  Hurricane Season starts and continues until November 30th.    Several Weeks ago during National Hurricane Preparedness Week we featured daily tips on our Facebook Page.    The tips are generally the same each year starting with Determine your Risk, and followed by [...]

1803, 2019

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Code Red is the Emergency Communications Network that the City of North Wildwood uses to notify the residents of emergencies that are taking place in North Wildwood.    It is used most frequently for flooding from rain and tidal flooding.  In 2018 it was used 27 times for tidal flooding [...]

701, 2019

About North Wildwood’s Ready Website

As we enter 2019 it is probably helpful to new viewers of the website to remind everyone of the resources that are available on this Website that can make a difference.   Starting below the masthead at the top of the page the navigation bar which starts with HOME which is [...]

1712, 2018

Tidal Flooding Awareness

One of the things that the Office of Emergency Management is concerned with is Tidal Flooding Awareness, that is residents knowing what predicted tidal flooding means to their neighborhood and property.   The County Office of Emergency Management has developed a tool that the resident's in Cape May County can use.  [...]

3010, 2018

Code Red flood map updated

As the last couple of National Weather Service Coastal Flood warnings had tide heights that were under predicted or changed upward at the last minute we decided to update the call area for the Code Red Emergency Notification System.   Based on a draft copy of a map produced by the [...]

1810, 2018

Winter Preparedness Time . . .

We are hoping that the cooler weather that we have been experiencing this week has one thinking about winter preparedness.    Depending on which long term winter weather forecast you look at we could be in for a colder than normal winter.    As we have mentioned before there is a central [...]

2809, 2018

Didn’t get the Code Red Call??

(09/28/18)  From time to time people will call the Emergency Management Office and inquire why they weren't called for the last flood.   Most of the time the person didn't get a call because they were not in the area the call was sent to.   Now is a good time [...]

2708, 2018

Are You Ready???

(08/27/18) While so far the Atlantic Hurricane season has been on the quiet side, we shouldn't take it as we are free from any problems. For the most part historically the second half of the Hurricane Season has given us the most problems.   One of the good things about [...]

705, 2018

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

It is National Hurricane Preparedness Week with it's daily reminders.    We will post the entire week on our Ready website while we will post the tip of the day on the Facebook page each day.   The week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday.    The topics are Sunday - Determine [...]

2003, 2018

Nor’Easter – Tidal Flooding

(3/20) The Nor'Easter of the week will form later today and hit us tomorrow.   After looking over all the different warnings, watches and forecasts issued by the National Weather Service we can expect up to 5 inches of snow tomorrow with most likely less closer to the shore. Winds [...]

1303, 2018

New Jersey Register Ready

(03/13) Today members of the OEM staff attended a Webinar on NJ Register Ready and it was a timely reminder that we should talk about it again.    NJ Register Ready is the database that North Wildwood uses to identify those with special needs in the event of an emergency.   The [...]

703, 2018

North Wildwood Weather Station Update

(03/07/18) Many of you that follow the storms via the North Wildwood Municipal Weather Station were at a loss this past weekend when a power surge took out the Comcast router at the OEM Offices.   When the Router went out the weather station was no longer available on the Internet.   [...]