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Are You Getting Emergency Information?

In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with the residents and businesses in the Borough, we have partnered with Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification service provider.

In the past, the Sea Girt Police Department has used this system to provide information about weather related emergencies, crimes, missing persons, school lock downs, school closing, and other important time sensitive information.

Swiftreach Networks, Inc. has recently upgraded the system to provide better service and more flexible means of making notifications.  As a resident, business owner, or visitor to Sea Girt you may now manage the information you want to receive and how that information is going to be delivered.  Up to date contact information is the best way to insure you are receiving the information we are providing.  Please take the time to register as a user and add your updated information.  Be sure to add your address to receive geographically based notification.

If you have any questions about the system or how your information will be used, please feel free to contact the Sea Girt Police Department at 732-449-7300.

Swift911

Winter Storm

Good morning, approximately 10-14″ of snow fell overnight. Sea Girt Public Works have been working all night to clear streets in Sea Girt. It has been very challenging to keep up with the heavy snow. I want to remind people, the Governor has issued a state of emergency and initiated a travel ban. This means all non essential vehicles are to stay off the roads. This is very instrumental in the clearing of roads. Please stay home and wait this storm out.

Something you should be doing at home;
If you have direct vent heating system (typically installed on new heating systems). Periodically check the direct vent pipe on the exterior of your house and make sure it is clear of snow drifts. This will make sure your heating system runs properly without interruption.
click on the video for an example of direct vent heating system.
Not all houses have this style heating system, if you are unsure contact your heating and cooling contractor for more information.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F79xCqZGWH4
AGAIN PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROADS AND RIDE THIS STORM OUT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME.

JCP&L Information

As this strong winter storm approaches, I would like to pass some useful information to residents regarding JCP&L and possible power outages.

JCP&L has provided the following links, resources and information regarding power outages in the event we experience outages.

Outages can be reported by calling 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or through the following channels:
• Website: Visit www.firstenergycorp.com from a computer or smartphone
• App: Download your utility’s free app for your phone
• Text message: Text OUT to 544487. (New users will be prompted to register their account. Standard message and data rates may apply.)
DO NOT CALL 911 TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE.

Another useful link is to see and monitor the actual outages on a map by clicking the following link http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html

Please be sure, the Sea Girt Police Department, Public Works, Fire Department and Emergency Management Officials will all be working during the storm to make sure the safety of our residents is number one priority. If you have an emergency or need immediate assistance please call 911.
Please stay off the roads so we can effectively and efficiently perform our jobs. So in other words…stay home, relax and enjoy your weekend!!!

Good afternoon this is Sea Girt Police Chief Kevin Davenport

As we enter into the half way point in winter storm Jonas I want to remind residents of the following information;

We are still under a state of emergency issued by Governor Christie, this may be updated to a mandatory travel ban by later this afternoon.
To report power outages please call ;
888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877) or through the following channels:
• Website: Visit www.firstenergycorp.com from a computer or smartphone
• App: Download your utility’s free app for your phone
• Text message: Text OUT to 544487. (New users will be prompted to register their account. Standard message and data rates may apply.)
DO NOT CALL 911 TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE.
We have current power outages located in the south part of town. JCP&L is currently on location and addressing the problem. The Sea Girt Firehouse will be open as a warming station. Please call 732-449-5752 to arrange that if you wish.
I would also ask, If you are without power, please send me an email with your name, address, phone contact. That way we can manage exactly how many outages we have. My email address is kdavenport@seagirtpd.net
If you have direct vent heating it is important to check the vent pipes on the exterior of your house for accumulated snow drifts. Direct vent heating is usually installed on newer heating systems. If you are unsure if you have this type heating system, please call your heating and cooling service contractor.
Please stay away from the beach area and avoid walking in streets as plows pose a serious danger to pedestrians with this poor visibility
When conditions improve please coordinate with your neighbors and shovel out the hydrant by your house.
Please stay home, relax and let our essential personnel here in Sea Girt manage the storm

Road Closure Change Notice

Please be advised that on Monday December 21st the Monmouth County Highway Department will be milling and paving the section on Sea Girt Ave between State Highway 71 and NJ Transit railroad tracks.

On Monday December 21st Sea Girt Ave will be closed to all traffic from 7am until approximately 2pm. Eastbound Sea Girt Ave will be detoured north on State Highway 71 to Beacon Blvd.
Westbound Washington Blvd will be detoured north to The Plaza, onto 6th Ave north, onto Beacon Blvd, then west to State Highway 71.

We will have officers assisting in traffic control at Washington Blvd, Sea Girt Ave and Beacon Blvd/Hwy 71.

Weather conditions may delay or cancel this road construction project. Please advise your customers and employees of these closures which will impact traffic coming into and leaving town on Monday December 21st.

Please monitor the following Sea Girt Police social media outlets for updates and advisories pertaining to this and future advisories.

Twitter: @SeaGirtPolice

Nixle: nixle.com/sea-girt-police-department

If you have any questions or concerns relating to these closures please call my office

(732) 449-7300 ext. 418

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

Chief Kevin T. Davenport
Sea Girt Police Department