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An Emergency Information/Update Page
Release Date: June 02, 2014
Information on this page will be posted and updated as it comes into the
Cape May County Public Information Office.
New Jersey OEM Hurricane Survival Guide
Click Here for Cape May County Emergency Management Website
Local Media Emergency Information Resources
Listen for emergency information on local radio, TV and Cable stations and monitor Emergency Broadcast System information on the EAS (Emergency Alert System) radio stations:
WMID 1340 AM, WCMC 1230 AM, ESPN 1450 AM, WIBG 1020 AM, WOND 1400 AM, LaGRANDE 1490 AM, WKOE 106.7 FM, WAYV 95.1 FM,
WZXL 100.7 FM, WZBZ 99.3 FM, WTTH 96.1 FM, WPUR 107.3 FM,
WFPG 96.9 FM, WMGM 103.7 FM, WTKU 98.3 FM, WCZT 98.7 FM,
WIBG 94.3 FM and WMGM TV 40, AT&T and Suburban Cable TV & Comcast Cable.
Additional Media Coverage:
Cape May County Herald Online
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT
Monitor the NOAA website for the latest information. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi
The first line of defense against the effects of a disaster is personal preparedness.
Hurricanes can be dangerous killers. Learning the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.
- Plan an evacuation route.
- Contact the Local Emergency Management office or American Red Cross chapter, and ask for the community hurricane preparedness plan. This plan should include information on the safest evacuation routes and nearby shelters.
- Learn safe routes inland.
- Be ready to drive 20 to 50 miles inland to locate a safe place.
- Have disaster supplies on hand.
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Portable, battery-operated radio and extra batteries
- First aid kit and manual
- Emergency food and water
- Nonelectric can opener
- Essential medicines
- Cash and credit cards
- Sturdy shoes
- Make arrangements for pets.
- Pets may not be allowed into emergency shelters for health and space reasons. Contact your local humane society for information on local animal shelters.
- Make sure that all family members know how to respond after a hurricane.
- Teach family members how and when to turn off gas, electricity, and water.
- Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police, or fire department and which radio station to tune to for emergency information.
- Protect your windows.
- Permanent shutters are the best protection. A lower-cost approach is to put up plywood panels. Use 1/2 inch plywood--marine plywood is best--cut to fit each window. Remember to mark which board fits which window. Pre-drill holes every 18 inches for screws. Do this long before the storm.
- Trim back dead or weak branches from trees.
- Check into flood insurance. You can find out about the National Flood Insurance Program through your local insurance agent or Local Emergency Management Office. There is normally a 30-day waiting period before a new policy becomes effective. Homeowners polices do not cover damage from the flooding that accompanies a hurricane.
- Develop an emergency communication plan.
- In case family members are separated from one another during a disaster (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), have a plan for getting back together.
- Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact." After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance. Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address, and phone number of the contact person.. Prepare your home and family.
Link to Cape May County Emergency Management Communications Center
Emergency Preparedness Guide
Emergency Preparedness Information Page