Radio alert system is up and running

By PAULA SCULLY
MANAHAWKIN BUREAU

The borough’s AM radio alert system is now up and running, with the antenna installed earlier this year in time for hurricane season.

In a posting on the borough Web site, Emergency Management Coordinator Harold E. Spedding reminds borough residents they can now tune to 1670 on their AM dials for the latest weather information relating to the Jersey Shore.

“We all should note that while Hurricane Bertha is hundreds of miles from us, it is causing dangerous rip tides along our beaches,” he said in the posting on www.tuckertonborough.com. “By listening to this station from time to time each day, there is no reason we should be caught unaware by higher than normal tides.”

Spedding said emergency management also is in the process of installing warning signals to alert residents to dangerous situation.

A Civilian Emergency Response Team training program for Ocean County residents is scheduled in October and amateur radio (ham) licensing training programs will be offered in Atlantic County at the end of July.

For information about the Ocean County CERT training program or the ham radio licensing training program, call (609) 296-1601 or (609) 226-8815.