In the Event of a Police, Fire or First Aid Emergency,
Did you file a flood insurance claim after Hurricane Sandy?
You may be eligible to have your claim reviewed. You can ask FEMA to take another look. Click here for full details.
The deadline for requesting a review is September 15, 2015
New Jersey HomeSaver Program
The New Jersey HomeSaver Program offers eligible homeowners up to $50,000 in financial assistance to help bring their household monthly payment to an affordable level by using Hardest Hit Fund funds to facilitate a refinance, recast, or permanent modification of the first mortgage loan.
The program is funded through a federal grant from the United States Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund, awarded to states most impacted by unemployment and underemployment. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) is the official administrator of the program for the State of New Jersey.
Get more information on this program here.
Emergency Alert System
The Borough has installed an Emergency Alerting System. The system provides alerts by tone and voice announcement at locations throughout the Borough. Click on an item in the following table to play a sample of alert. Please familiarize yourself with the tones and their meanings and share the importance of these alerts with your family.
|Emergency Alert Tones|
NJ Special Needs Registry
Click here for more information.
Emergency Notification System- Code Red
The Emergency Notification System-Code Red is presently in operation. It is being operated in conjunction with the Oceanport Board of Education and will be used to alert residents about emergency situations. Please click here to get started. If you don't have a computer please stop by the Police Department and complete a form to be added to the list.
Borough Emergency Radio System
The Borough Emergency Radio System is also in operation and residents can tune into 1610 AM on their home radio for emergency information and weather updates 24 hours of a day.
Extreme Cold Personal Health and Safety Guide
Coastal Flood Evacuation Routes
Oceanport Emergency Management has placed Coastal Flood Evacuation signs showing safe routes out of the flood areas of Oceanport. The signs have been posted on Comanche Dr., Port-au-Peck Ave., Branchport Ave., Monmouth Blvd., Myrtle Ave., East Main St., Oceanport Ave., Bridgewaters Dr., Riverside Ave., Hazen Dr. Main St., Shrewsbury Ave. and Eatontown Blvd.. Residents are directed to travel west on Port-au-Peck Ave to Eatontown Blvd, or west on Main St. which will access State Highways 35, 36, 71 and 18.
Know Your Zone
Know Your Zone is a public education campaign implemented by the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management to inform the residents, businesses and visitors of Monmouth County of the new hurricane evacuation zones and their vulnerability to storm surge. The Know Your Zone campaign was developed in partnership with the municipal emergency management coordinators within the coastal towns and is based on the threat, strength direction and forecasted storm surge of an impending hurricane, norâ€™easter or other coastal flooding event. The campaign also reflects the National Hurricane Centerâ€™s (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm. Evacuation Zones should not be confused with flood zones. Evacuation zones are based on storm surge values using various hypothetical storm models bases on worst case scenarios. Zones established based on threat strength direction and storm surge. Knowing your zone in advance of a storm is critical to your survival.
Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), made up of your fellow Borough residents is functioning and recently assisted during the Water Main Break with around the clock distribution of water at the Shrewsbury Borough Hall complex and deliver of water to the Oceanport Senior Citizens. They have also assisted in Safe School exercises. Residents, 18 years and older, who would be interested in joining the team and being part of this valued community based program should call the Oceanport PD for further information. A training program is being arranged for the winter months. Check out this WEB-Site for more information; http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/emb_cert.html
Emergency Operations Center
An Emergency Operations Center has been established at the Oceanport Hook and Ladder Firehouse on Main St.. It will be operational during times of emergency, due to major events, natural or man-made disasters. It will also serve as a secondary dispatch location for the police department.