Emergency Management Coordinators Joint Command
David Bossi
Emergency Management Coordinator
BARNEGAT LIGHT
Thomas Preiser
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
HARVEY CEDARS
Jeff Miller
Emergency Management Coordinator
SHIP BOTTOM
Michael Bradley
Emergency Management Coordinator/Chief
LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP
Bill Tromm
Emergency Management Coordinator
BEACH HAVEN

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Waterway Debris

SOUTHERN REGION:
To Date: 
  • Total cubic yards of debris removed (inland): 10,090 
  • Total large debris (vessels, cars, etc.): 0 
  • Total verified acres surveyed by side-scan sonar: 14,568 
  • Estimated hydrographic survey acres: 0 
  • Total targets identified: 2,527 
  • Total targets retrieved: 97 
  • Total targets disqualified/below draft depth: 138 
Yesterday’s Operations: 
  • Target and debris removal to the surge line in Zone 8 along the eastern shores and creeks of the mainland near Westecunk Creek working south to Middle Creek, Brigantine Harbor to Steelman Bay and along Bonita Tideway, Golden Hammock Thorofare, and Wading Thorofare, Waterfront Marina, All Seasons Marina, Patcong Creek, Great Egg Harbor River, Tuckahoe River, Pleasantville Marina, Sea Village Marina, Waterfront Marina, Broad Thorofare, Anchorage Point, the ship channel near Somers Point, Patcong Creek, Cedarville Creek area, and Greenwich Marina. Target and debris removal was completed in DOT Channels #145 and #139. Side scan sonar survey conducted in Zone 8 along the southern perimeter of the eastern shores of the mainland, Zone 9 along eastern and western bay perimeters from of Little Egg Harbor area, Zone 11 in the Delaware Bay south of Bidwell Creek. Hydrographic surveys were conducted in Zone 11 at Avalon, Minmar and All Seasons marinas. 
  • The side scan sonar crew working in the Delaware Bay had to return early due to rough seas. 
Forecasted Operations: 
  • Thursday: Hand removal of debris will continue in the surge line along the eastern shoreline and creek of the mainland near the Middle Creek area, Cedarville, and Greenwich. Target and debris removal to continue in Zone 8 DOT Channels, Brigantine Harbor, Rum Point, Patcong Creek area, All Seasons Marina, Minmar Marina, and Avalon Anchorage. Side scan sonar will continue in Zone 9 along the perimeter of bay areas, and Zone 11 in the Delaware Bay south of Bidwell Creek. Hydrographic surveys continuing in Zone 11 at Waterfront, Sea Village and Pleasantville marinas. 
  • Four day outlook: Debris removal along the east side of the mainland in Zone 8 near Mill Creek. Target and debris removal near Absecon Inlet and Bay, Brigantine Harbor, Rum Point, Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Ventnor, Back Creek, Dividing Creek, and Cedar Creek areas. 
Report debris at 1-877-WARN-DEP or at waterwaydebris@dep.state.nj.us. Additional information available at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/wwdebris.htm

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Atlantic City Electric Presents Merit of Excellence Award

Utility Recognizes Long Beach Island Emergency Operations Center

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric presented its annual Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety to the Long Beach Island Emergency Operations Center for its significant contribution in supporting Atlantic City Electric’s communication and restoration efforts during Hurricane Sandy. The presentation was made May 8 during the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

“The Long Beach Island Emergency Operations Center played a critical role in assisting Atlantic City Electric in its restoration efforts through relaying critical and timely information to first responders, emergency managers and community leaders, among others,” said Tom Born, Atlantic City Electric Manager of Emergency Management .

During Hurricane Sandy, Long Beach Island activated its newly created Emergency Operations Center to streamline communications efforts between various agencies during this extreme weather event. Because centralized communications were established at this location, Atlantic City Electric was able to deliver coordinated messaging through one location and have these messages distributed island wide.

The Emergency Operations Center was spearheaded by Long Beach Township Police Chief and the Township’s Office of Emergency Management’s coordinator Michael Bradley, and Mayor Joseph Mancini. The Emergency Operations Center included the Long Beach Island Office of Emergency Management staffed by personnel of neighboring island communities, FEMA, New Jersey State Police, New Jersey National, United States Army Reserves and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Long Beach Island in Ocean County had experienced extensive damage and the most electrical infrastructure damage in Atlantic City Electric’s service territory. Through direct communication with the Emergency Operations Center, Long Beach Island personnel assisted Atlantic City Electric crews in accessing electric infrastructure in areas littered by a tremendous amount of storm debris.

“This is only one example of how Long Beach Island Emergency Operations Center assisted us during our restoration process,” said Born.

The Merit of Excellence Award for Commitment to Public Safety helps promote and honor an individual or organization that has committed time and talent to residents and visitors in Southern New Jersey. Atlantic City Electric supports the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, which provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities, and scholarship opportunities for police, fire, and emergency management officials.

Find additional information by visiting www.atlanticcityelectric.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available atwww.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

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Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 545,000 customers in southern New Jersey.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Waterway Debris

SOUTHERN REGION:
To Date:
  • Total cubic yards of debris removed (inland): 8,477 
  • Total large debris (vessels, cars, etc.): 0 
  • Total verified acres surveyed by side-scan sonar: 7,687 
  • Total targets identified: 2,527 
  • Total targets retrieved: 97 
  • Total targets disqualified/below draft depth: 138 

Today’s Operations:
  • •Hand removal of debris up to the surge line along the eastern shoreline near Mill Creek. Target and debris removal continued in the Brigantine area, Bulkheaded shoreline of Brigantine Island, Rum Point area, and near Atlantic City/Ventnor. Side scan sonar Oyster Creek, Parker Town Beach, Ham Island area, and Southwicks Marina. 

Forecasted Operations:
  • Tuesday: Debris removal along the eastern shoreline and creeks of the mainland and the eastern shores of Long Beach Island. Target and debris removal in the areas of Clam, Beach Duck, Newfound Thorofare, Windmill Farm, Rum Point, the north side of Rte. 30, Brigantine Harbor, West Atlantic City, Lakes Bay DOT channel, and the Cohansey River. Hand removal of debris in the area of Cedarville. Side scan sonar near the islands off the western cost of Long Beach Island, Delaware Bay, and Bidwell Creek in Cape May County. 
  • Four Day Outlook: Debris removal along the east side of the mainland in Zone 8 near Mill Creek. Target and debris removal near Absecon Inlet and Bay, Brigantine Harbor, Rum Point, Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Ventnor and Cedar Creek areas. 

Report debris at 1-877-WARN-DEP or at waterwaydebris@dep.state.nj.us. Additional information available at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/special/hurricane-sandy/wwdebris.htm

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