Jerzy Chojnacki, OEM Coordinator


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.


Individual Community Prepardness Newletter




Will you be ready when a storm occurs?  The National Weather Service has updated their public notices for storm-related information. 

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Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans

To access the Special Needs Registry click on this link Special Needs Registry

Disaster Readiness for People with Special Needs




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 FREE (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




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 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: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/


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.



The Monmouth County OEM has launched this new program in order to assist municipalities in coastal evacuation plans. The interactive map Link below shows the color coded zones based on likelihood of floods for coastal communities. The zones are divided into 4 categories ranging from Blue, Yellow, Orange and Red for storm related surge along existing bodies of water. Based on the severity of the storm or expected flooding this will help us determine the extent of voluntary or mandatory evacuations. Since all 4 zones are covering portions of our community this is a very good tool for individual homeowners to use and familiarize themselves with.


Know Your Zone – Monmouth County Sheriff's Office


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



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


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