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Emergency Mangement Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Resources on emeregency preparedness and response.

Planning and preparing for Hazards
Resources provided on NJOEM's website for planning and preparing for natural and man-made disasters. Information specific to NJ residents and protective actions.

Plan Ahead for Disasters
Resource center of information on's website pertaining to preparing for natural disasters.

Active Notices

New Jersey Specific Weather Forecasts, Watches and Warnings
National Weather Service's public alerts and information.

Plan & Prepare
The NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) has created a resource page with links and information on planning and preparing for emergencies and disasters.

Power Outages

Power Outages
Resources provided on NJOEM's website on what to do before, during and after a blackout.

New Jersey's major power companies' outage pages: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Jersey Central Power and Electric (JCP&L), Orange and Rockland (ORU), Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G).


National Flood Insurance Program
To reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures FEMA created the National Flood Insurance Program to provide insurance to property owners and encourage communities to adopt floodplain management regulations. Visit FEMA's website for information on this program.


For up to the minute news and alerts on active hurricanes, click here to visit the League's webpage dedicated to this news.

National Hurricane Center
Forecasts and information on hurricanes and tropical storms provided on by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Hurricane Survival Guide for New Jersey
A comprehensive guide prepared by the NJOEM.

Winter Weather Hazards

Preparing for Winter Weather Hazards
Resources provided on NJOEM's website.


Measuring an Earthquake's Intensity
Measuring an earthquake's intensity using the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. You will be redirected to the NJ State Police website.  

Community Earthquake Planning
Community earthquake planning for schools. You will be redirected to the NJ State Police website.

NJ Geological & Water Survey
Geological maps of New Jersey; the maps rotate every few seconds. You will be redirected to the NJDEP Division of Water Supply and Geoscience.

LCSN, Earthquakes in the Northeastern United States
1990-2003 catalog of earthquakes provided by the LCSN.

Earthquake Hazard Program
A program by the USGS to monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquakes.


Wildfire Prevention and Education
Information and resources provided by the NJ Forest Fire Service.


Facts about Sheltering in Place
Information provided on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Useful Information

FEMA Fact Sheets
Information on FEMA's various programs.

Red Cross Disaster and Safety Library
Information on 21 types of emergeny situations and resources for each type of emergency, provided by the American Red Cross.

Follow the NJOEM on social media
Click here to follow NJOEM on Twitter; click here to follow on Facebook.

Nixle - Nixle Connect is an application that allows the NJ State Police and the NJOEM to communicate with the public via text/SMS, e-mail, and Internet posts.  Register to receive messages by sending a text message with their zip code to 888777 (data rates may apply depending on your plan).  Online registration is also available at

NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office, broadcasting warnings, watches and forecasts.

Review, Update Your Insurance Policies
Guidance from FEMA on the importance of reviewing policies.

Emergency Management Grants tracks Emergency Management grants in New Jersey. The system manages the process from application through closeout.

Superstorm Sandy

ReNew Jersey Stronger
A resource center of information, news, financial assistance and success stories created by the NJDCA.

New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086)
A link to FEMA's webpage on Sandy; including resources, financial assistance, preliminary damage assessment and related links.

NJDEP Superstorm Sandy Webpage Archive
The NJDEP’s Division of Land Use Regulation has archived pages related to Superstorm Sandy and made them available for download as one pdf. The guidance contained in this PDF is for informational purposes only and should not be a reflection of current Division policy. 

For Communities Plagued by Repeated Flooding, Property Acquisition May Be the Answer

Christie Administration Marks Groundbreaking of Affordable Housing Project Assisted with Federal Sandy Recovery Funds

Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator Helps Communities Plan for the Future UPDATE LINK TO

Policy Paper Series: Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy
Publication of the Friends of Local Government, an excellent overview of the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy. The paper discusses the need for improvements to infrastructure, disaster funding and even health and safety issues. UPDATE LINK

FEMA Video Library Chronicles Sandy Recovery in New Jersey

  1. One Year Later in New Jersey
  2. Roller Coaster Removed from Ocean (5/14/2013) 
  3. A Small Town Struggles to Recover (4/15/2013)
  4. New Jersey Bird Recovery After Sandy (4/8/2013)
  5. Sea Bright Mitigation (3/20/2013)
  6. Morristown Library (3/12/2013)
  7. Timeline of Sandy Events: President Obama Tours New Jersey
  8. Jenkinson’s Aquarium Continuity Plan Works (2/1/2013)
  9. Union Beach is Full of Amazing People (1/18/2013)

Season of Hope in Bay Head (12/8/2012)

Sandy - One Year Anniversary - FEMA Video

One Year Later: Beaches and Boardwalks: Restoring the Jersey Shore's Lifelines

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy
Published by the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in August 2013, a comprehensive look at rebuilding.


FEMA flood maps: Answers to common homeowner questions

FEMA’s Think Tank Innovative Response and Recovery Efforts During Hurricane Sandy

Advisory Flood Elevation Maps on the Web - FEMA

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy - FEMA

Governor Executive Order - Gasoline Rationing

Executive Order to Postpone Halloween Celebrations



Updated October 4, 2017.

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