Office of Emergency Management

Mission Statement

The Office of Emergency Management's purpose is to protect life and property during emergencies by coordinating response activities of municipal and volunteer resources to ensure optimum use.

This mission is accomplished through disaster mitigation and preparation activities and coordinating emergency response and recovery operations.


Manasquan’s New Flood Advisory System

Know in advance whsign upen flooding is forecast by signing up for Manasquan’s new flood advisory system!  Manasquan has partnered with Stevens Institute’s Davidson Laboratory in utilizing their Flood Advisory System and has developed warning thresholds for Manasquan residents. The system will warn you when tidal flooding is forecast within 8 hours prior to the high tide occurring. 

Simply click on the link above or visit here and enter your email where it says “Manage Email Notifications.” Then select “Watson Creek at Manasquan” as your site. The system is currently set up with the ability to email alerts, however, residents can receive the alerts as a text message on their phone by adding their cell as an alternate email.  To do this, you must enter your 10-digit cell number followed by the email gateway for your respective carrier (AT&T is @txt.att.net; Sprint is @messaging.sprintpcs.com; T-Mobile is @tmomail.net; Verizon is @vtext.com)

Sign Up for High Tide Alerts: ***UPDATED***

Manasquan’s tide gauge can send wireless alerts to your cell phone or email to notify you that flooding is occurring…

Instructions for signing up for tide/flood alerts:

  1. Click here & click on "Subscribe to WaterAlert" below the tide graph
  2. Select mobile phone or email alerts & enter info including carrierusgs
  3. Select hourly notification frequency
  4. Select "Greater than" and enter the flood height that you would like to be alerted for
  5. Check that you have read the disclaimer and click "submit"
  6. Reply to the confirmation email to subscribe (do not change subject or type anything)
Reference tide heights in Manasquan in NAVD88: 
Average high tide1.67
Average spring tide2.37
Flooding begins on Brielle Rd/Main St.2.57
NWS Minor Coastal Flooding3.47
NWS Moderate Coastal Flooding4.47
NWS Major Coastal Flooding5.47
Hurricane Irene5.9
1992 Nor'easter7
Hurricane Sandy9.9

That’s it… You will now be subscribed to water alerts!


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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David K. Kircher Coordinator/Deputy
Christopher Tucker Coordinator
Yvonne Ray Secretary (732) 223-0544 ext. 224