Emergency Information Channels*

Alert Systems & Social Media: Advanced communications technologies are used by emergency managers locally, statewide, as well as nationally. Emergency managers can communicate more effectively in an emergency if the public has registered IN ADVANCE for receipt via appropriate channels of communication.  Please see below list and select those most appropriate to your location and chosen communications method.


On the Web: Use credible websites to get information about natural hazards and emergency preparedness. The Office of Emergency Mgt. works closely with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center regarding storm predictions and forecasts.

Traditional Media:

NOAA Weather Radio: NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service Office.  NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NOAA Weather Radios are typically inexpensive, easily available in stores and can often be programmed for your specific area.

TV & Radio — Monitor these sources as well to stay informed of breaking news and continued coverage of emergency events. Some local radio stations include WPRB-103.3FM Princeton, WCTC-1450AM New Brunswick, NJ101.5 FM Trenton, and WPST 97.5FM Princeton.

*The first line of defense against the effects of a disaster is personal preparedness. During an emergency, the government and other agencies may not be able to meet your needs. The above information channels may not be maintained 24/7 and should not be relied upon by the public to communicate your status.  In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. It is important for all citizens to make their own emergency plans and prepare for their own care and safety in an emergency.