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Bradley Beach Emergency Notification Information
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert System. This emergency notification system enables us to provide you with critical infonnation quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages and text messages wherever you specify, such as your cell, house number and email.
Please email - info@bradleybeachn j.gov and include the following information: Name:
Phone numbers (indicate house or cell): email address:
Also, listen to the following radio stations for emergency information: WJLK 94.3 FM, WOBM 92.7 FM, WRAT 95.9 FM
Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Use the links provided below to learn about potential emergencies that can happen and how to prepare for and respond to them.
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For additional information, please visit www.Ready.gov and these other helpful websites.
"Register Ready - New Jersey's Special Needs Registry for Disasters" allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.
To be notified by locai officials when an evacuation has been ordered. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!
For Registry Assistance, dial 211 (toll-free) and an operator will assist you in registering.
Alerts ·Mobile / Text (SMS) & E-Mail:
NIXLE - Subscribe to the NJ State Police on Nixie Connect
New Jersey residents can 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 www.nixle.com.
Links to County Offices of Emergency Management, websites, social media and alert systems: http://www.ready.nj.gov/about/association.html
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 paitnership 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, nor'easter or other coastal flooding event. The campaign also reflects the National Hmricane Center's (NHC) decision to separate the association of storm surge inundation from the category of storm.
Important Information on Rip Currents
Break the Grip of the Rip!'.
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT
Don't fight the current
Swim out of the curent, then to shore
If you can't escape float or tread water
If you need help, call or wave for assistance
Know How to Swim
Never Swim Alone
If in Doubt, Don't Go Out
About Rip Currents
Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.
Rip currents can be killers. The United States Lifesaving Association estimates that the annual number of deaths due to rip cmTents on our nation's beaches exceeds 100. Rip currents account for over 80% ofrescues performed by surf beach lifeguards.
The greatest safety precaution that can be taken is to recognize the danger of rip cmrents and always remember to swim at beaches with lifeguards. The United States Lifesaving Association has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards at 1 in 18 million. Ifcaught in a rip current at an unguarded beach, how you respond could make the difference between life and death.
The United States Lifesaving Association, in partnership with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Sea Grant Program, is working together to raise awareness about the dangers of rip currents. Research is also being conducted in order to develop and improve the ability to predict the occurrence and strength of rip cmrents. The goal of the awareness campaign and research is to reduce the number of rip current related fatalities.
With increasing coastal populations, rip currents will continue to be a serious hazard at surf beaches. This web site is designed to provide educational material as well as real time information about the rip current risk. The time you take to understand rip currents can help you protect yourself and your loved ones when visiting the beaches.
As waves travel from deep to shallow water, they will break near the shoreline. When waves break strongly in some locations and weakly in others, this can cause circulation cells which are seen as rip currents: narrow, fast-moving belts of water traveling offshore.
Why Rip Currents are Dangerous
Rip currents are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers. They are paiiicularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers. Rip cutTent speeds are typically 1-2 feet per second. However, speeds as high as 8 feet per second have been measured-this is faster than an Olympic swimmer can sprint! Thus, rip culTents can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea.
Over 100 drownings due to rip cmTents occur every year in the United States. More than 80% of water rescues on surf beaches are due to rip culTents.
Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.
Rip currents can be found on many surf beaches every day. Under most tide and sea conditions the speeds are relatively slow. However, under certain wave, tide, and beach profile conditions the speeds can quickly increase to become dangerous to anyone entering the surf. The strength and speed of a rip culTent will likely increase as wave height and wave period increase. They are most likely to be dangerous during high surf conditions as the wave height and wave period increase.
Where Rip Currents Form
Rip currents most typically form at low spots or breaks in sandbars, and also near structures such as groins, jetties and piers. Rip culTents can be very nalTOW or extend in widths to hundreds of yards. The seaward pull of rip currents varies: sometimes the rip culTent ends just beyond the line of breaking waves, but sometimes rip currentss continue to push hundreds of yards offshore. How to Identify Rip Currents
Look for any of these clues:
None, one, or more of the above clues may indicate the presence of rip currents. Rip currents are often not readily or easily identifiable to the average beachgoer. For your safety, be aware of this major surf zone hazard. Polarized sunglasses make it easier to see the rip current clues provided above.
How to Avoid and Survive Rip Currents
Rip Current Myth
A rip current is a horizontal current. Rip currents do not pull people under the water they pull people away from shore. Drowning deaths occur when people pulled offshore are unable to keep themselves afloat and swim to shore. This may be due to any combination of fear, panic, exhaustion, or lack of swimming skills.
In some regions rip currents are referred to by other, incorrect terms such as rip tides and undertow. We encourage exclusive use of the correct term- rip currents. Use of other terms may confuse people and negatively impact public education efforts.
Source: NOAA and USLA
The Borough of Bradley Beach's Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) is comprised of members of the various Borough depaiiments and organizations. The membership includes:
Office of EmergencyManagement
Emergency Medical Services
Engineering and Planning Department
Department of Public Works
and other organizations