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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update


Monmouth County Hazard Mitigation Plan  Fact Sheet July 2014


Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

Citizen Guide to Preparedness

Emergency Mgt. Guide for Business

Get Ready Now

Family Emergency Preparedness & Evacuation Actions

Please check this website and related links for emergency preparedness actions.  Inquiries for additional information or questions can be submitted by email to shrewsburyoem@yahoo.com. You can also find us on the Borough facebook page at www.facebook/ShrewsburyBoroNJGovernment/


JCP&L Critical Care List Program

JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season.  JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment.  To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician.  The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours. JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically
operated private wells for water.  These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would  be advised of locations where water and ice are available.

Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management. To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 1-800-662-3115.


Information for Boaters:

Waterways Open Boater Flyer

FAQs for boaters





If you sustained losses, damages, or have been rendered homeless from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for disaster assistance.  You can call the following numbers or apply on line: 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), TTY:  1-800-462-7585, http://www.disasterassistance.gov, you can also apply via your smartphone at m.fema.gov 


Tips for Back-up Generator Selection for home use



September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA invites you to join the National Preparedness Coalition. Click here to make the pledge National Preparedness Month

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OEM TO RELEASE DRAFT OF HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN:  Sheriff Shawn Golden is pleased to announce the release of the Draft Monmouth County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The plan is a documented evaluation of the hazards to which a community is susceptible and the extend to which these events may occur. more...


Beginning Oct. 21, the draft plan will be posted to www.monmouthsheriff.org and can be found under the OEM tab, for a 28 day review and public comment period.  Public comments can be sent to oemmitigation@mcsonj.org.   


Hazard Mitigation Planning:  Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery those actions that a community must take to repair damages and make itself whole in the wake of a natural disaster an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation measures are efforts taken before a disaster happens to lessen the impact that future disasters of that type will have on people and property in the community. They are things you do today to be more protected in the future. Hazard mitigation actions taken in advance of a hazard event are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, hazard mitigation actions can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing the risk of loss and help create a more disaster-resistant and sustainable community.


The following documents are available to view concerning Monmouth County's Hazard Mitigation planning by clicking the appropriate links. Shrewsbury Borough is one of 52 municipalities in Monmouth County that in 2009 has completed a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan which has been approved by FEMA.


Starting in 2012 all previously approved plans have to be updated. This process is expected to take until May 2013 at which point a draft will be submitted again for approval by FEMA. Below are links to the Plan and plan update resources:


Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, Monmouth County


Monmouth County OEM Website


Outreach to the Public



Shrewsbury Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT class will begin January 24, 2013 and will be conducted every Thursday over the next 2 months.


The Shrewsbury CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.


If you join a CERT, you will receive basic-level training in the following areas:

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Disaster Medical Operations

  • Fire Suppression

  • Light Search and Rescue Operations

  • CERT Operations/Incident Command System

  • Disaster Psychology

  • Terrorism Awareness

  • Disaster Simulation -- Skills Review


Total training is usually about 20 hours, scheduled in 2-4 hour modules, over a period of weeks or months, in order to address the scheduling needs of team members. It's held in the community or county where you live.

Training courses, student materials and equipment are provided free of charge.


If you are an individual looking to join our CERT Team, contact Office of Emergency Management at shrewsburyoem@yahoo.com or call the Borough Clerk at (732) 741-4200.


Additional information on the CERT program can be obtained by visiting:



The following are links to Federal and State emergency management sites.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (Disaster information available on multiple subject areas)
Department of Homeland Security
NJ Office of Emergency Management
Community Emergency Response Team

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • Police/Fire/First Aid CALL 911
    • Give your name, address and reason for call, if possible, await instructions
  • Police Department: (732)741-2500
  • NJ Poison Control Center: 1 (800)222-1222

Reporting Public Service Outages

  • Electric - JCP&L: 1 (888)544-4877
  • Natural Gas - NJ Resources
       Gas Leaks: 1 (800)427-5325
       Service: 1 (800)221-0051
  • Water - NJ American Water Co
       Emergency: 1 (800)987-5325
       Customer Service: 1(800)652-6987

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