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Office of Emergency Management - OEM


The Township OEM plans and coordinates disasters and emergencies that occur within the Township.

Emergency - Cell Phone Calling Information
In the event of an Emergency please dial 9-1-1 immediately. It is preferable that emergency calls be made from a landline. However, if you are using a cell phone please adhere to the following directions:
1: - When giving the full address being specific about your location is critical. Identify local intersections, buildings and / or landmarks. Clearly identify town/county / state.
2: - If you are uncertain about the address provide a description of the area that includes the street/ road and town / county / state. Look for local landmarks that can help direct first responders.
3: - It is important to remain on the line with the 9-1-1 Dispatcher until your location is confirmed and help arrives.

Cape May County Office of Emergency Management
& Communication Center Website
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has launched a new emergency management website designed to disseminate up to the minute information regarding weather events and other emergencies that may impact Cape May County. This Emergency website will be managed 24 hours a day by the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and Communication Center. It will include essential weather information, storm advisories/watches/warnings and evacuation notices and procedures. The site also includes links on how to prepare for an emergency/evacuation, care and sheltering for pets, how to prepare an evacuation kit, contacts for municipal and state offices of emergency management, local tide information, county and state road and traffic information in an emergency and the Atlantic City Electric outage map where residents can view and report electric outages that impact their neighborhoods.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THIS WEBSITE

Mayors Advisory, May 6, 2014 - Resources Available For Hurricane Preparedness and Sandy Survivors
Download   Mayors Advisory, May 6, 2014 - Resources Available For Hurricane Preparedness and Sandy Survivors

OEM Staff:
571 Petersburg Road
Dennisville, NJ 08214
Email & Phone:
Email  -  OEM Office - 609-861-9709
John Berg, OEM Coordinator 609-374-2115
Adam Dotts
Volunteer Staff:
Al DiCicco
Barbara Gallagher
Bob Grace

Register Now For Disaster Assistance:

For homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms and flooding in Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Moris, Passaic and Union counties. Register by phone: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) - TTY 1-800-462-7585 for speech or hearing impaired. Or online at

Please have the following information available when you contact FEMA:

  • Address & phone number where we can reach you
  • Social Security number
  • Current mailing address
  • Date the damage occurred
  • Address of affected property
  • Brief description of the damages
  • Insurance information
  • Family's gross income
Register Today - Even if You Have Flood Insurance. Some Losses May Not Be Covered

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability,
or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you should call FEMA at
800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or contact your local Office of Equal Rights.

The Natural Disaster Resource:

Natural disasters can strike at any time, many of them without warning, so being prepared ahead of time is the way individuals and governments can save lives and protect property. Because the potential for natural disasters is spread around the world, emergency preparedness is important to everyone. The Internet makes it possible to find easily accessible resources about all types of disaster preparedness. State, county and local governments and organizations offer their constituents information on preparing for disasters that might affect them directly, while the federal government and national organizations address emergency preparedness for the country as a whole. International organizations, like the World Health Organization, offer information about events that have the potential for worldwide significance. Online resources make it possible to get the vital information needed to prepare for these natural disasters that can't be controlled.

• The Natural Disaster Resource

Hurricane Related Links:

New Jersey Hurricane Information:
National Hurricane Center
AccuWeather Hurricane Center
The Weather Channel Hurricane Central
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management family preparedness for hurricanes and tropical storms
National Weather Service Mount Holly office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Water Damage Defense
Hurricane landfalls (graphic)
NJ State Forecast Information from IWIN
Emergency e-mail & Wireless Network, NJ
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
ICNJ Hurricane Damage Prevention Tips
NJ Coastal Evacuation Route Maps: NJ Office of Emergency Management
Live Traffic Reports: NJ Department of Transportation

Hurricane Documentation:
Hurricane Hazards in New Jersey
Hurricane Hazards Along the Northeastern Atlantic Coast of the United States
Summary of Hurricane Katrina
Summary of Hurricane Rita
Annual Atlantic Hurricane season
Catastrophic Hurricane Evacuation Plan Evaluation
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned

More Hurricane Resources:
Article on sedimentary research into early American hurricanes
Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project
Web Cams
General Information, Preparation, Reports, Forecasts and Images
National Ocean Service storm surge and tidal information
National Data Buoy Center
Davidson Laboratory of Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, Coastal Monitoring Network
Rutgers University's Coastal Ocean Observation Lab
Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist
The National Hurricane Survival Initiative
Hurricane damage forecasts and tracking maps
Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters"
National Weather Service paper on storm surges and "extreme waves"
Clemson University tips for retrofitting coastal homes
U.S. East Coast tidal waves, storm surges and extreme waves

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Township of Dennis
571 Petersburg Road, Dennisville, NJ 08214
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