Bracing for an Active Hurricane Season

New Jersey’s tropical storm activity is typically between August and late October, with Atlantic hurricane season from June 1 to November 30

The beginning of June brings the start of hurricane season and 2024 is forecasted for a high amount of activity.  There are online resources to assist with preparation, including a recent publication from the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM).  Southern Ocean County Chamber recognizes the need for residents, business owners and visitors to be aware of hazardous weather. The impact of power outages, flooding, evacuations, and damage to property are a reality each hurricane season.  From Tropical Storm Watches to Hurricane Warnings, it is important to use only credible sources to get information regarding emergency updates. The NJOEM recommends the National Weather Service for storm predictions.  

The US Census also has a variety of online tools to track community resilience and reporting. When preparing your plan for your business, organization, family or guests these add a layer of information that is specific to our area.

Online Resource Guide:

Nat. Weather Service Philadelphia/Mt. Holly 

National Hurricane Center 

N.J. Office of Emergency Management 

NJ Residents can dial 2-1-1, toll-free, for preparedness and disaster-related info 24/7 

NJOEM Hurricane Survival Publication – including Family Communiation Plan, protecting pets, safety kits and information

US Census Community Resilience Estimates

Localized information from Ocean County Sheriff, Emergency Managment and municipalities will also notify if there are any warnings or dangerous conditions in the area.