U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory
FEMA Encourages Preparedness for the 2016 Hurricane Season
June 2, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is calling on individuals and families across the nation to prepare for the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs through November 30.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center seasonal outlook for 2016, released last week, states the season will most likely be near-normal, but uncertainty about the formation of Atlantic storms makes predicting this season particularly difficult. The full release is linked at www.noaa.gov/near-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year
The effects of hurricanes can stretch far beyond just coastal areas, impacting communities hundreds of miles inland. When a hurricane hits, it can bring high winds, heavy rainfall, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and even tornadoes. Storm surge produced by hurricanes poses the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. Taking action now, in advance of a storm, can save lives and enables families and communities to recover more quickly should disaster strike.
“The United States has not had a significant impact from a hurricane or tropical storm since Hurricane Sandy struck in 2012,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “But luck isn’t a strategy when it comes to being ready. If you live in a potentially affected state, you are at risk for storm surge, extreme winds and flooding during a hurricane. Now is the time for you to learn your evacuation routes and develop a hurricane evacuation plan. Prepare now and enjoy the summer with confidence that if a storm threatens you’ll be ready.”
To prepare for these powerful storms, FEMA is encouraging families, businesses, and individuals to take the following steps to prepare:
* Know Your Risk
* Know your evacuation zone
* Download the FEMA app
* Make a plan, build a kit and practice what to do:
* Make a Family Communication Plan:
* Emergency Supply Kit:
While much attention is often given to the Atlantic Hurricane Season, there are tropical systems that can affect many other areas around the nation. To learn more about hurricane seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, visit www.hurricanes.gov
If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov
Follow FEMA online at www.fema.gov/blog
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Almost 200 people from Brigantine are about to lose their jobs due to the recent casino closings. The state’s One Stop Career Center/Unemployment Program made presentations last evening at the Community Center. However, the Community Center lacks enough computers to allow multiple people to go online to access benefit and training programs.
We are asking the residents of Brigantine to please donate any spare computers that they may have available to the Community Center to help those who are loosing their jobs. These computers would be utilized to perform job searches, register for training and benefits and take part in state offered programs and courses. The computers have to be Windows 7 or higher to be useful.
All donations would be greatly appreciated.
Media Relations Manager
Atlantic City Electric
Never Provide Personal Information if Threatened with Immediate Disconnection of Electric Service
MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric reminds residential and commercial customers to take precautions when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone.Atlantic City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid falling victim to a “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam. Information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to target residential and commercial customers.
Scammers are telling these customers that the location’s electric service account is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a “Green Dot MoneyPak” for a specific amount the scammer dictates from stores including CVS, Rite Aid and WaWa.
Victims are given instructions to call a scammer telephone number with their credit card account number and pin. Once the scammer obtains the card’s identifying information, the value is then downloaded, swept and stolen. These transactions are untraceable.
Many companies, including Atlantic City Electric, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent Atlantic City Electric, it’s important that individuals take precautions to verify that the person calling is affiliated with Atlantic City Electric, especially if that person is requesting an immediate monetary payment.
When addressing past due accounts, Atlantic City Electric never endorses a specific form of payment. Instead, multiple payment options are always given to the customer.
Atlantic City Electric advises customers to ask for official photo identification from any person who shows up at their door. Employees from reputable companies will carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be produced, customers should notify police and the company with whom the individual claims to be associated.
Similarly, if someone calls saying they represent a certain company, customers should ask them to verify their identity and affiliation. If customers have any doubt about the validity of a person’s claim to represent Atlantic City Electric, they should call the company immediately at 1-800-642-3780.
For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.
CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page
To help grow your database with the most reliable information, we recommend posting the following link on your website. The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.
or simply place the logo below on your website
It is important that this link be prominently displayed on your website to encourage participation and to help you create a more robust database. A good example of placement can be found at http://www.oem911.net/code-red.html.
To drive additional traffic to your website and promote the valuable notification service you are providing, feel free to customize and distribute the attached press release to local media.
The link below will allow citizens to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me
The Brigantine Community Center
265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350
Brigantine, New Jersey
Jim Mogan, Director
265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350
Open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The BBCC will also be open on Saturdays starting January 7, 2012.
Coordinator – Ed Stoltzfus of the Brigantine CER Staff
Community Center Hours of Operation
- Monday thru Thursday — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday — CLOSED
Brigantine, NJ is proud of it’s island town, it’s citizens and the services it provides. The Community Center and the Sports Complex right next door are two popular features of this city by the sea.
The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Program, a collaborative effort of the City of Brigantine and the Brigantine Board of Education, is coordinated by Jim Mogan, Director. The CER program offers many courses, seminars and workshops to the citizens of Brigantine throughout the year.
The Director of Recreation serves under the direction of the City Manager and performs duties in support of programs and activities of the Recreation Department.
The Director of Recreation coordinates and plans programs, supervises the persons hired for the implementation of such programs, supervises the collection of fees and supervises the preparation of facilities, sports fields and buildings for such activities. The Director also develops, plans and organizes the implementation of a comprehensive program for recreation within the City as directed by the City Council. The Director makes recommendations to the Manager, the 15-member Recreation Advisory Commission and the City Council in the development of recreation programs. The Director also coordinates the requests for funds from various sports and recreation organizations and prepares recommendations to the Manager concerning the budget for such purposes.
Playroom – An indoor playground for children up to five years of age. Slides, pretend play, a ball pit, books, toys….all inside a clean and safe environment – Daily hours of operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adult supervision is required, no drop-offs. A $2.00 donation requested for each child. A great place to have your next birthday or holiday party. Call Lauren for details: 892-4155.
Senior Center – Seniors; age 60 and older (and spouses) are invited to attend. The Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each day a balanced lunch is served without cost. A one dollar donation is suggested to enhance the program. Meals are planned by a qualified nutritionist to supply at least one third of the day’s nutritional requirements. Seniors are asked to make reservations for meals at least two days in advance. Activities may include Bingo, Exercise, Mahjong, Pinochle, Trips, Yoga and more.
Fitness Classes – Zumba classes are held on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please sign up through the CER office.
Pool Room – Open to the public from 1p. to 9p. To make a reservation, call 266-2891.
Group Activities – Playing cards, board games, sewing groups, discussion clubs, book clubs, etc.. Reserve a space by calling 266-2891.
Indoor Tennis – Available for singles or doubles; Monday-Tuesday-Thursday from 8a. to 6p….Wednesday and Friday from 8a. to 3p. On most Saturdays, the court will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call for reservations at 266-2891.
Gym – Available for community use on Monday-Tuesday–Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Gym may also be available when a Tennis event is not scheduled – you should call the BBCC to check the schedule.
Facility Rental – The public may rent space in the BBCC for private parties, receptions, business meetings, real estate or financial seminars, educational courses and other private ventures. For additional information concerning rentals please call the BBCC at 266-2891.
There are many reasons families in our communities struggle to pay their bills. Unemployment, medical bills or even a car repair can break a budget. The good news is that there is help available to help pay energy bills. I’m writing to ask that you please spread the news about programs that are available to provide financial assistance to moderate income customers, senior citizens, and people on disability, as well as low income customers.
New Jersey residents who need help paying their energy bills should call 1-800-510-3102<tel:1-800-510-3102> to find out if they qualify for assistance, and how to apply. Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
The NJDOT has awarded a $600,000 contract to dredge approximately 41,000 cubic yards of sand from the channel at the entrance of St. George’s Thoroughfare to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company. Construction is scheduled to begin on September 9, 2014 and is scheduled to reach substantial completion by the end of October, weather permitting. The sand removed from the channel will be placed on the inlet beach adjacent to the jetty between Bay Court and Pepper Cove and will be used to extend the beach berm in this area.
Public access to the 4-wheel drive cove area will be maintained however the beach area closest to St. Georges Thoroughfare will be closed to the public during the duration of the contract. Access to the inlet beach adjacent to the jetty will be permitted at Bay Court only and will be restricted at Sea Spray Road and at Pepper Cove. The dredging and fill placement will operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week until completed
How it works: ACUA’s collection staff will retrieve the containers from the residence, empty them and return them to the residence.
Participating residents will NOT need to bring containers to the curb.
• Service Period: Residents must apply for the service periods listed above. If a resident applies after a service period begins, rates will not be
prorated and the full rate for that service period will be charged.
• Trash: All trash must be placed in the 95-gallon cart purchased from ACUA. The cart will be the property of the property owner.
ACUA will collect up to two 95-gallon wheeled trash carts at each property on your scheduled collection day.
• Recycling: ACUA will collect up to two recycling containers at each property on your scheduled collection day.
• This service does not include yard waste collection, construction debris or metals, and does not apply to condominiums, apartments and
Please pay by check or credit card. Make checks payable to: ACUA
PO Box 721, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the ACUA at (609) 272-6950
Sign up online at http://www.acua.com/valet