2806, 2022

Weather, Weather and more Weather . . .

Probably the number one thing that we have to be prepared for is a weather-related event. This could be a hurricane, a severe thunderstorm, or tidal flooding. One positive thing about weather-related events we always have some indication that something is possible. These indications come from long-range forecasts, severe weather [...]

1305, 2022

Awareness / Preparedness Week 2022

Next Week Monday through Friday  (May 16th - 20th, 2022) will be North Wildwood's Annual Preparedness / Awareness Week, a time where all municipal departments review their preparedness for a disaster or emergency event prior to the June 1st start of Hurricane Season. During the week the Office of Emergency [...]

1404, 2022

Springtime brings Severe Weather . . .

Spring weather patterns, where warm and cold fronts clash, bring a greater chance of Severe Weather to much of the country, and our area is no exception. The first step in preparedness is awareness of upcoming weather. With current smartphones or computers linked to the Internet, we have the ability [...]

103, 2022

New to the town? Here is what you need to know . . .

Over the past several years we have posted here and on our Facebook page a lot of information. For the new property owner, new renter, or simply a visitor we will try to sum up what someone who is new in town needs to know about emergency management. Perhaps the [...]

912, 2021

Do you know what your National Risk Index is?

In Emergency Management we always talk about preparedness which is simply being prepared for an event that takes place. If you think about it preparedness in its simplest form is something we do every day, most of the time as a habit, such as taking a raincoat with you in [...]

309, 2021

Are you Ready?

In Emergency Management we update our Emergency Operations Plans regularly taking into consideration Lessons Learned. Lessons learned are experiences distilled from past activities that should be actively taken into account in future actions and behaviors. When we make emergency operation plans we take into consideration what we expect the conditions [...]

2206, 2021

Hurricane and Severe Weather Warnings . . .

As the hurricane season is upon us it's time to review some of the resources to help keep us ready.  During the first week n May it was Hurricane Preparedness week where we review annually the major components of Hurricane Preparedness.  They are Determine Your Risk, Develop an Evacuation Plan, [...]

1405, 2021

Preparedness / Awareness Week

This year's Preparedness / Awareness Week will be next week,  May 17th through May 21st, 2021,  This year we are focusing on public notifications.   During the week Emergency Management, Police and Fire Departments will be reviewing the procedures to send the public emergencies notifications.   Part of the review will be [...]

1904, 2021

New Jersey Register Ready

“Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or [...]

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.  [...]