Alerts for 9-19at 5PM -Hurricane Jose

9/19 5PM; Biggest threat is minor to moderate flooding along the back bays. Please review previous information as to high tide times

9/18 at 5PM: the storm has shifted to the east, which will reduce some of its impact.
**Tropical Storm Watches have been cancelled for coastal portions of Delaware and New Jersey**
Jose is then forecast to turn more to the northeast and weaken to a tropical storm Tuesday night into Wednesday

Minor to moderate coastal flooding is still expected to occur through at least Wednesday morning. A storm surge of 1 to 2 feet above ground level can be expected at times of high tide. There is a potential for locally higher storm surge between 2 and 3 feet above ground level to produce moderate coastal flooding for the ocean front and back bays communities at high tide Tuesday evening. A Coastal Flood Watch has been issued for these areas.

Residents in flood prone areas should continue to monitor your street for flooding at periods of high tide.

9/18: The strongest winds are expected to be confined to to the coast and adjacent waters, with less windy conditions just inland as well. The strongest winds should occur Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening
Flooding will pose a risk to both life and property for the high tide cycles Tuesday, and Tuesday night. In particular, widespread moderate flooding back bays on Tuesday may occur.
Heavy rain is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Tides at Gooseneck Bridge
18th Monday
09:17 AM 3.0
09:35 PM 3.2
19th Tuesday
10:05 AM 3.1
10:21 PM 3.2
20th Wednesday
10:50 AM 3.2
11:05 PM 3.2 with new moon

9/17: The following Alerts have been issued :
A Tropical Storm Watch was issued for DE and NJ coastal areas.
Increased risk for Tropical Storm Force winds.
Increased risk for heavy rain.

Minor coastal flooding is also possible with the Monday night and Tuesday morning high tides
This is highly dependent on the track of Jose.
If it tracks closer to the shore, widespread moderate flooding is possible.

 

Alert-Flood Watch or Warning

The National Weather service has issued a flood watch or warning for Oceanport and surrounding areas. Please monitor public information systems for the most recent weather updates.

 

Flooding- Be alert for area flooding Minor to Moderate

Flooding of Minor levels with localized Moderate levels are possible with the high tide.

Do not leave vehicles parked on the street in flood prone areas.

Parking would be available at Blackberry Bay Park, old Boro Hall parking lot, Community Center parking off Port-au-Peck Ave., rear of Port-au-Peck fire house parking lot.

 

Hurricane Harvey-How to Donate

TO DONATE TO RELIEF EFFORTS

The most effective way to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations.
Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs.
With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources nearer to the disaster location. This inflow of cash also pumps money back into the local economy and helps local businesses recover faster.

Please do not donate unsolicited goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, medicine, or perishable foodstuffs at this time.
When used personal items are donated, the helping agencies must redirect their staff away from providing direct services to survivors in order to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.
Donate through a trusted organization. At the national level, many voluntary-, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors.
Individuals, corporations, and volunteers, can learn more about how to help on the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) website.
In addition to the national members, The Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations providing services to survivors. Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.

We've been there, we know that it takes, donate what you can. Thank you

 

National Preparedness Month-September 2017

Get Ready for National Preparedness Month 2017

This year's theme is: Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can.

In addition to the overarching theme for the month, each week has a theme highlighting different preparedness actions.

The NPM 2017 Weekly Themes are as follows:

Week 1: September 1-9 - Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends.
Week 2: September 10-16 - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community.
Week 3: September 17-23 - Practice and Build Out Your Plans.
Week 4: September 24-30 - Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger.

For more information, visit www.ready.gov/september.

 

Week 3: September 17-23 - Practice and Build Out Your Plans

Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
Participate in an emergency drill
Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)