The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management announced that County residents will be getting a test emergency call this Thursday afternoon. It’s all part of a FEMA and FCC coordinated project. If your phone is registered with the County’s Code Red phone alert system, it will ring Thursday afternoon, after 2pm.
27 people have been arrested, 13 vehicles seized, and 6,500 bags of heroin now off the streets as a huge local drug bust culminated on Tuesday. Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland announced that “Operation Forefathers” was executed on Tuesday and residents of both Cape May and Cumberland Counties were rounded up. Search warrants were…
Atlantic City Electric says it’s ready just in case our region gets any effects from Hurricane Florence. The utility says it has additional overhead line contractors and tree trimming personnel in case high winds impact its service area. Atlantic City Electric recently provided restoration assistance in Puerto Rico.
Right now Hurricane Florence is expected to produce more problems inland south of New Jersey than along our coastline. The latest track has the storm being a Category 3 before it makes landfall along the southern coastline of North Carolina, probably on Thursday. The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management held a conference call…
Cape May County has applied for a $230,000 homeland security grant. The county’s emergency management and prosecutor’s offices applied for the grant that would help with the conversion of a VHF radio system and the organization of the Regional Urban Search Team efforts.
The main branch of the Cape May County Library system will be closed on Monday. County officials announced that electrical work must be conducted at the branch in Cape May Court House and it will be closed for the day. All other locations will be open, but services may be limited.
A Cape May County resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus. County health officials say the man is currently recovering at a local hospital. The County has 11 collections of mosquitoes that have tested positive for the virus; they have come from Lower Township, Middle Township, Avalon, North Wildwood, and Cape May City.
Cape May County agencies are teaming up with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security to hold a Hometown Security Seminar later this month at the Cape May Convention Center. Thee event will be held on September 18th and will include topics such as reporting suspicious activity, and cyber security.
Congressman Frank LoBiondo announced that four USDA grants have been awarded in his district, three of them in Cape May County. Two grants were awarded to Wildwood, one for the purchase of turnout gear for the city’s fire department. Another grant is headed to Avalon for a solar array.
Labor Day weekend is gone, and the first post-summer weekend in Cape May County brings with it a slew of special events. The Wildwoods will be hosting the annual “Roar to the Shore” motorcycle rally through the weekend with thousands of bikes in town. Ocean City will have a Street Rod Weekend on Saturday and…