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    • Tsunami-related Information NOAA's new Tsunami services for the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf Of Mexico was locally announced on April 11th and became effective on April 20th.
    • National Weather Service, Upton New York - Tsunami Awareness
    • West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center (WC/ATWC) Tsunami Watch/Warning/Information and Earthquake Information Bulletins

Upton New York National Weather Service Forecast Office Winter Weather Page (for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties)

Mt. Holly National Weather Service Forecast Office Winter Weather Page (for all other NJ counties)


    Comprehensive information available in English and Spanish. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/index.shtml


    Each year, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS) conduct drills to prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. This year, New Jersey will be teaming up with Pennsylvania and participating in Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 6-12, 2005. Public Information Statements will be issued each day (Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11) to inform the public of NWS terminology, characteristics of NJ severe weather and how to prepare.

    On Thursday, March 10th, we will be issuing a TEST Severe Thunderstorm Warning at 11 AM. This test will be valid for 15 minutes, and will be issued under the RWT (Routine Weekly Test) EAS code. This Test Warning will be issued in all Pennsylvania counties, and only the New Jersey counties listed below. This document is intended for use only during the 2005 PA/NJ Severe Weather Awareness Week.

    The National Weather Service will issue weather-related information. Some of the information will be general weather safety while other information will be associated with the drill. Every county will receive a test Severe Thunderstorm Warning on Thursday, March 10, 2005. The schedule is as follows:
    Friday, March 4 General Information about Hazardous Weather Awareness Week
    Monday, March 7 Tornadoes
      NOAA Weather Radio
    Tuesday, March 8 Severe Thunderstorms
      Home Safety
    Wednesday, March 9 Flash Floods
    Thursday, March 10 River Floods
    Friday, March 11 Skywarn Spotters
      Test Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued at 12:00 pm for:
    Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Warren
    Severe Weather Awareness Week is designed to test emergency communication networks. Federal, State, and local officials use this time to prepare for the upcoming hazardous weather season.
    Please be sure to review the National Weather Service Forecast Office Websites at:
      www.nws.noaa.gov/er/phi Mt. Holly, NJ
      www.nws.noaa.gov/er/okx Upton, NY

NJ State Agency Resources


Revised Property Acquisition Procedures

Effective June 30, 2003, there is no longer a warehouse to view federal surplus property. All property issued will be acquired on a "Direct Customer Pick Up" basis. The agency wll locate desired items that you request, procure allocation from the GSA, and arrange for you to go on site to secure property. The NJ State Agency for Surplus Property (NJSASP) can now be reached for property requests and all other inquiries at:

NJ State Agency for Surplus Property
NJSP Division Headquarters
Box 7068
West Trenton NJ 08628-0068
609-882-2000 ext 2972 Dave Kiddish
ext 2776 Anu Deol-Rodriguez
Fax: 609-882-1463

The Emergency Management Reference Collection at the NJ State Library
For a complete reference list, click here

The NJ Secretary of State - Division of Archives and Records Management provides advice and direction in The NJ Recrods Manual regarding Disaster Recovery and vital records. These recommendations focus on salvaging vital government records which have been damaged by accidents or disasters.

NJ DEP Dam Safety Awareness Program


For Counseling, Information and Referral for Mental Health Services, please visit the following websites:

New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services - Disaster and Terrorism Branch:  http://www.disastermentalhealthnj.com  


Mental Health Association in New Jersey:  http://www.mhanj.org  


Emotional support for people affected by disasters or other overwhelming events is also available by calling New Jersey MentalHealthCares’ Disaster Mental Health Helpline toll free at (877) 294-HELP (4357), where experienced crisis counselors can be reached.  A TTY line is also available at (877) 294-4356.


Public Assistance Forms -- For Use By State Agencies, County and Municipal Offices of Emergency Management and Other Public Entities Requesting Assistance Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program

These FEMA Public Assistance forms can be downloaded by each applicant, as required. The forms have been prepared as Excel spreadsheets so that each Applicant can insert relevant data into the appropriate boxes. The Excel program will then perform the calculations for you. Insert data in any box highlighted in yellow.

Rental Equipment Summary Record Form

Force Account Equipment Summary Record

Force Account Labor Summary Record

Materials Summary Record

Contract Work Summary Record

Category B Summary Form

FEMA Public Assistance Force Account Forms and The Public Assistance Applicant's Handbook are also available on the FEMA website (www.fema.gov/rrr/pa/padocs.shtm) in pdf format.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents and, if downloaded from the FEMA website, they WILL NOT PERFORM THE CALCULATIONS FOR YOU.

For more information contact the NJOEM Public Assistance staff at 609-882-2000 ext. 2500.

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