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WIND ADVISORY AND A FLASH FLOOD WATCH

MAYOR AMATO WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE RESIDENTS THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY AND A FLASH FLOOD WATCH. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE COASTAL FLOOD WARNING ISSUED THIS MORNING. THE WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

  • WINDS:
  • NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH SCATTERED GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH. TIMING. IN PROGRESS WITH STRONGEST WIND GUSTS TONIGHT.

  • IMPACTS:
  • HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH LOW PRESSURE WILL AFFECT THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. THE HEAVIEST RAINS WILL TAPER OFF AFTER DAYBREAK FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD 2 TO 4 INCH RAIN TOTALS ARE POSSIBLE WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS AROUND 6 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR THE COASTAL AREAS. THESE RAINFALL TOTALS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLOODING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA. SMALL TREE LIMBS MAY BREAK CAUSING POWER OUTAGES. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO UNEXPECTED AND UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENT IN STRONG GUSTS.

  • OUTLOOK:
  • NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DIMINISH FRIDAY MORNING.

  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

  • A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. LIGHT-WEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS PATIO FURNITURE AND GARBAGE CANS SHOULD BE SECURED. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

    POWER OUTAGES: If a power outage occurs call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the Report Outages link on: www.firstenergycorp.com via smart phone. In the event of downed utility wires, you should immediately report them to JCP&L at the number above and the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-6600. Residents should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. JCP&L customers can also subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive weather updates in advance of major storms and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Customers can also use two-way text messaging to report outages, request updates on restoration efforts and make other inquiries about their accounts. More information about these communication tools is available online at www.firstenergycorp.com/connect.

    N THE EVENT OF DOWNED UTILITY WIRES, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REPORT THEM TO JCP&L AT THE NUMBER ABOVE AND THE BERKELEY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 732-341 -6600. RESIDENTS SHOULD NEVER GO NEAR A DOWNED POWER LINE, EVEN IF THEY THINK IT IS NO LONGER CARRYING ELECTRICITY.

    TRICK OR TRUNK

    If you would like to participate by providing your trunk, please fill out the registration form below by Oct. 12 or Register at Berkeley Twp. Recreation Center, 630 Rt.9, Bayville, NJ 08721 or Call 732-269-4456 for more information.

    Due to technical problems, previous registration forms for Trick or Trunk did not work on certain web browsers. Prior to 9/27/16, if you did not get a response letting you know that we have received your registration, then the form did not go through. Please fill out the form again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • Click Here to Register
  • Pay Your Property Taxes Online

    Mayor Amato announces that property owners in Berkeley Township will now be able to pay your property taxes online. There will be a minimal service charge that the bank charges for the service.

  • Click Here to look up your taxes and pay them online
  • Report a Pothole

    Mayor Amato would like residents to report any potholes by using the form below. Due to the harsh winter season we experience we realize that it creates numerous potholes throughout the Townships 271 miles of Roads. The Public Works Department is asking your help to let us know where these trouble spots are.

    Click here to report the pothole location

    FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic
    Saturday, October 22

    Berkeley Township will hold its annual FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Bayville First Aid Squad building at the corner of Station Road and Route 9 in Bayville. Only dogs and cats will be vaccinated. Please bring proof of prior Rabies vaccination for a three year shot. If you don't bring proof a one year vaccination certificate will be issued. Our next scheduled Rabies clinic is:
  • Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Place: Bayville First Aid Squad Building at the corner of Station Road and Route 9.
  • Licenses WILL NOT be sold.
  • October is Italian American Month

    FEMA & FLOOD Information
    IMPORTANT FEMA LINKS
  • FEMA Website
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

    Know Your Flood Hazard
  • What is My BFE (Base Flood Elevation)
  • FEMA Flood Hazard Resource Map
  • FEMA Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping
  • Notice to Residents
  • Understanding Flood Information
  • Community Flood Hazard Brochure
  • www.floodsmart.gov
  • Information regarding the National Flood Insurance Program

    Insure Your Property for Your Flood Hazard
  • NFIP Website
  • FEMA ICC Brochure
  • Protecting Yourself from the Hazard
  • Evacuation Routes Map.
  • Sign up for Text Message & Email Emergency Notifications Via Nixle

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    Emergency Notification System Mayor Amato reminds residents to sign up for Berkeley Township's emergency notification system (CODE RED) to alert residents and inform them in emergency situations. Click on the CODE RED Logo to sign up

    Protect your Property from the Hazard
  • Mitigation and flood insurance
  • Build Responsibly
  • Flood Elevation Certificate & Instructions
  • FEMA's Building Code Resources
  • Additional information for elevating homes
  • NJ DCA Division of Codes Webpage
  • Floodplain Permit Checklist
  • Floodplain Permit Application
  • Protect Natural Floodplain Hazards
  • Protecting Floodplain Resources - A Guidebook for Communities
  • Real-time Graphs and Gages
  • USGS Tide Gage
  • Public Outreach Program-Flood Improvements To Reduce Flood Insurance

    The attached flyer is for the Public Outreach Program that Berkeley Township will be hosting on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This program is to inform the public on improvements that they may do to reduce their flood insurance. This will give Berkeley Township credit points towards our CRS Recertification and Cycling. ....Click Here for More Infromation and what you need to bring

    CONTACTS

  • NJ Floodplain Management Services:
  • John H. Moyle/Joseph Ruggeri, PE, CFM 609-292-2296

  • Ocean County Soil Conservation District:
  • Christine Raabe, Director 609-971-7002

  • Township CRS Coordinator:
  • Ray Laliberte 732-244-7400 ext 1212, Jamison Zimmerman 732-286-9220

  • Township Construction Official:
  • Anthiony Cirz 732-244-7400 ext 1215

  • Township Code Enforcement Officer:
  • Ken Anderson 732-244-7400 ext 1237

  • Office of Emergency Management:
  • Police Chief Karin DiMichele (732) 914-8966

  • FEMA Regional Office: (212) 680-3600
  • Calendar of Events
    View the interactive Calendar of events.
    Emergency Management & Weather
    Click for Bayville, New Jersey Forecast Local Weather for Berkeley Township, NJ
    View the Emergency Management page.