EMERGENCIES IN HARVEY CEDARS
WHAT TO DO AND ANSWERS TO OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Many people have asked about the sirens they hear. What do theses sirens mean?
Two types of sirens sound in Harvey Cedars. The Fire Siren sounds once at noon and if there is a fire call it will sound three times to alert the fire department to respond.
The Nuclear Power Plant Siren is a very low sounding siren and sounds continually for a full three minutes. This alerts people to tune to local radio and television to find out emergency information about what may be going on at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. See the tab “Oyster Creek” for the latest brochure.
There is no siren that sounds for any type of evacuation or weather emergency. Listen to local radio or television to keep up on impending weather and storms. Any evacuation information will be broadcast on theses stations. You can also tune your radio to 1650 AM “Long Beach Island Information Radio” All phones in the Borough will be notified by a phone messaging system called “NIXLE”. Anyone can add cell phones or other phones outside the Borough to this system by clicking on the NIXLE banner at www.hcpolice.org or www.harveycedars.org
Where do I find information about weather in Harvey Cedars?
TUNE TO 1650KHZ ON YOUR AM RADIO
Harvey Cedars has received a grant for the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management for this AM Radio Station. The purpose is to broadcast emergency information to the residents and visitors on Long BeachIsland. During non- emergency times the station will broadcast information on community events and other public safety announcements. There is also a feed from the National Weather Service NOAA Weather radio that plays between messages and will give the listener current weather information
The station can be heard during the day in most areas of Long Beach Island. It can be heard in Stafford Twp. on Route 72 out to the Parkway. People in Barnegat , Waretown and Lacey Twp also have good reception of this station. During the evening hours the reception is reduced.
Anyone wishing to put information on the radio should contact Chief Robert Burnaford at the Harvey Cedars Police Department (609)-494-6509.
Harvey Cedars Police Department posts important information regarding weather and current events on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
What type of assistance does the borough provide in the event of emegency?
If some in your household is elderly or requires additional assistance to evacuate, contact the police department to put them on the Senior Wellness Program. This will enable Emergency Personnel to check on them during sever weather or evacuations.