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Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management

Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management page for the Old Bridge Office of Emergency Management. This is the page for the Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management.

Operating as usual

05/02/2022

The police department's phone lines are operational at this time.

05/02/2022

The Old Bridge Police Department's telephones are down at this time. For LIFE THREATENING emergencies please continue to dial 9-1-1. 9-1-1 calls will be answered by neighboring agencies and relayed to Old Bridge dispatchers for service.

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04/23/2022
Build a Kit

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This video brought to you by the Ready Campaign and Ad Council shows people with access and functional needs taking charge to prepare themselves and their fa...

04/23/2022

Have plenty of water

Most people need one gallon of water per person per day, but some people may need more. For example, children, people who are nursing or people who are sick. Hot temperatures can double water needs.

Pets need about 1 ounce of water per 2 pounds of body weight per day. For example, a cat or small dog needs at least half a cup of water each day.

*** Water must be safe to drink

Purchase bottled water for an emergency kit. Keep it in its original container in cool and dark place that's easy to reach.

You should not:

* Open the water until you need it
* Use water that's past the expiry or "best before" date printed on the bottle
* Use water from toilet tanks or bowls, radiators, waterbeds, swimming pools or spas

Make a grab-and-go bagA grab-and-go bag is a small emergency kit that's easy to take with you, in case you need to leave...
04/23/2022

Make a grab-and-go bag

A grab-and-go bag is a small emergency kit that's easy to take with you, in case you need to leave right away. It's a good idea to make grab-and-go bags for your home, workplace and vehicle.

Include:

Food (ready to eat) and water
Phone charger and battery bank
Small battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
Extra batteries
Small first-aid kit and personal medications
Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
Copy of your emergency plan
Copies of important documents, such as insurance papers and identification
Cash in small bills
Local map with your family meeting place identified
Seasonal clothing and an emergency blanket
Pen and notepad
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Emergency kit supply listPut supplies in one or 2 containers, such as plastic bins or duffel bags. Store them in an area...
04/23/2022

Emergency kit supply list

Put supplies in one or 2 containers, such as plastic bins or duffel bags. Store them in an area of your home that’s easy to get to, such as a hall closet, spare room or garage.

Non-perishable food: minimum three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener

Water: one gallon per person, per day for drinking and sanitation

Phone charger, power bank or inverter

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight

Extra batteries

First-aid kit and medications

Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses

Copy of your emergency plan

Copies of important documents, such as insurance papers and identification

Cash in small bills

Garbage bags and moist towelettes for personal sanitation

Seasonal clothing, sturdy footwear and emergency blanket

Dust masks

Whistle

Emergency preparedness on a budgetPreparing yourself and your family for an emergency is a worthwhile investment, and if...
04/23/2022

Emergency preparedness on a budget

Preparing yourself and your family for an emergency is a worthwhile investment, and if approached over time, can fit into most budgets.

Here are some cost-cutting ideas for getting prepared.

Emergency plan

Drafting an emergency plan is a critical first step toward preparedness – and it’s cheap!

Food and water

Start building your kit with essentials like food and water, then work on adding other items over time as your budget allows.

Grocery stores and other retailers often have weekly and daily specials on a variety of emergency supplies. Keep an eye on their flyers and in-store promotions for things like flats of water, canned and other non-perishable foods, pet food, personal hygiene products and more.

Buying food in bulk can also help save money and effort. Find out if friends or neighbors are preparing too and combine your lists to help each other gather items at a lower cost.

Phone chargers

Before you go shopping, check that junk drawer for extra phone chargers, connection cords and battery packs. You might be surprised by what’s lying around. These items don’t have to be new or state of the art.

First aid kit

Try building your own first aid kit using extra items you may have tucked away like bandages, sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes or soap, tweezers and scissors.

You can also get a good basic starter first aid kit for between $15 to $25 and customize it to meet the needs of your family.

Seasonal clothing

You’d be surprised how many items you already have. Dig into your closets and drawers and pull out those rarely used pieces you can add to your kit.

Thrift stores can be another useful resource for items like extra seasonal clothing.

Garbage bags and plastic ties

For many items, visit your local dollar store to stock up. This can include foil blankets, rain ponchos, dust masks, tarps, zap straps, rope, utility knives, whistles, can openers, wipes, garbage bags and work gloves.

Batteries

This is one item you may not want to scrimp on. Look for good quality batteries with a longer shelf life; this will save money over time. Keep an eye out for sales, promotions and coupons. Or think about investing in rechargeable batteries you can utilize more than once. Just remember to re-charge after using!

Flashlight

In an emergency, you want a sturdy and reliable flashlight. You can pick up hand-crank, solar and battery-powered flashlights ranging from $5 to $30 from big box or online retailers.

Radio

Having a radio that isn’t reliant on electricity during an emergency is key. You can find options ranging from $20 to $50 from big box or online retailers.

Also check thrift stores and garage sales for older, battery-powered radios. They don’t have to be new, but they must be functional.

Grab-and-go bag

Once you’ve completed your household emergency kit, start building your grab-and-go bags. These are smaller versions of your emergency kit that you can easily access at home, work or in your car if you need to leave immediately in the event of an emergency. You can use the same budget-friendly advice for all these items!

If you don’t already have an extra bag or old backpack to use, visit your local discount stores, thrift stores and local garage sales where you can find cost-effective options.

Photos from Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management's post
12/07/2021

Photos from Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management's post

12/07/2021
The Township of Old Bridge uses a program called Code Red to make emergency notifications to residents. We ask that (if ...
11/16/2021
Community Notification Enrollment

The Township of Old Bridge uses a program called Code Red to make emergency notifications to residents. We ask that (if haven't already) that you go to the link below and sign up for alerts. There are three options available when you sign up for notifications...text, phone and email. Please feel free to share this message with your neighbors, friends, and family that live in town so they can be notified in the event of an emergency. The link below will take you directly to the Old Bridge sign up page.

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFC43E06DA77?isMobile=true

Coming soon to the Townhall
11/16/2021

Coming soon to the Townhall

09/09/2021

New Jersey Natural Gas will be conducting a natural gas release at the Morgan bridge testing site this Thursday from 8am to 11am that will involve a " FIREBALL" of gas in the air for 3 hours. There is no need for concern or alarm. Please DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 for this event. All appropriate responsible and emergency personnel have been notified of this event.

09/02/2021

Stay off the roads if you can. We still have roads that are closed due to flooding. If you encounter a road closed traffic cones, barrels, signs and marked emergency vehicles...DO NOT MOVE THEM! One...it is unsafe for you and anyone who follows you. Two...it is ILLEGAL. Stay safe and let workers and emergency personnel do our jobs.

09/02/2021

We have received rumors of a tornado that supposedly touched down in the Laurence Harbor section of town. This rumor is being spread through a phone app and these ARE RUMORS to the point of someone saying a car went through a window of a home. THESE ARE JUST RUMORS WITH NO TRUTH BEHIND IT. There has been no confirmed tornado touching down within the Township of Old Bridge. We do on occasion get a micro bursts which are normal, yet high velocity winds, that ACT like a tornado but do not rotate. These winds can cause severe damage to homes and property just like a tornado. IF at any point there is or was a tornado touch down or a micro burst occurred it must be confirmed by the National Weather Service out of New York or Mount Holly offices. Once again these are unsubstantiated rumors at this time.

Photos from New Jersey Office of Emergency Management's post
09/01/2021

Photos from New Jersey Office of Emergency Management's post

09/01/2021
This one is important people. Last storm we had to have people rescued by the fire department because they decided it wo...
08/31/2021

This one is important people. Last storm we had to have people rescued by the fire department because they decided it would be a good idea to drive past barriers and into flooded roads. Please be smart and turn around! You don't know what the roadway looks like underneath that water. It may have been washed away or a sink hole may have developed under that water. Also people that get stuck and need to be rescued are usually ticketed by police and their vehicles towed because they are usually destroyed.

08/31/2021
This Saturday. Come down and have some fun in the sun!
08/11/2021

This Saturday. Come down and have some fun in the sun!

We received a call inquiring about a Boil Water Advisory in Piscataway Township. The question was pertaining to if the B...
08/03/2021

We received a call inquiring about a Boil Water Advisory in Piscataway Township. The question was pertaining to if the Boil Water Advisory was in affect for Old Bridge. The advisory does not effect any of our water in Old Bridge. The large water main that broke in Piscataway does service multiple towns in 3 different counties. Old Bridge Township is not included in this list as we are not serviced by the affected water main.

So, NO you do not have to boil your water, unless you're making tea or pasta 😁.

07/28/2021

**UPDATE: MISSING JUVENILE RETURNED

The missing juvenile, Aarav Batra, has been safely returned home. ***

The Old Bridge Police Department is requesting your assistance in locating a 13 year old autistic juvenile male from East Brunswick. Aarab Batra is 5'11", heavyset, black hair, medium complexion and was last seen wearing blue Nike shorts, a dark grey shirt and yellow sandals. Aarab lives in East Brunswick on the border of Old Bridge and South River. He has been missing since 7pm last night and is believed to be in the area of Bordentown Avenue. If you have any information about him, please contact the East Brunswick Police Department at (732) 390-6990

Batten down the hatches again. We're expecting heavy rains and possibly some wind as Elsa passes by us. At least she's n...
07/08/2021

Batten down the hatches again. We're expecting heavy rains and possibly some wind as Elsa passes by us. At least she's not freezing everything as she normally would be!

The latest briefing for Tropical Storm Elsa has been updated. No changes have been made to the forecast, however a Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for the entire forecast area from Thursday through Friday morning. As always, please visit weather.gov/phi for your most up-to-date forecast.
https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf

Some sound information from another police department.
07/02/2021

Some sound information from another police department.

Advice From the Springfield Police Department ...

If your are taking a young child to a big event, Six Flags, theme park, Fenway Park or any other busy location ...
Write your phone number on their wrist and cover it with liquid band aid in case you get separated.
Also, take a photo of them using your cell phone the morning of the event so you have their clothing, hair style and up to date photo. Just in case they get lost.
Stay safe this summer!
The men & women of the SPD are working hard protecting & serving ...


Sgt. John Delaney
Springfield Police Department
[email protected]

Anyone in the Cliffwood Beach and Laurence Harbor section be advised.
07/01/2021

Anyone in the Cliffwood Beach and Laurence Harbor section be advised.

The town of Aberdeen has notified the Old Bridge Police Department that they will be closing the Whale Creek Bridge on Ocean Boulevard at 5pm on July 2nd for a celebration. Please avoid this area at that time.

Batten down the hatches! There's a storm comin' tonight.Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for power outages unless you or someone...
06/15/2021

Batten down the hatches! There's a storm comin' tonight.

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for power outages unless you or someone is experiencing a life threatening emergency.

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