Strong swells are expected this weekend, use extra caution at the beach!August 23rd-25th Beach Conditions for Monmouth County

• Weather and Tides:
-Friday: Cloudy with a chance of showers, with a high near 74°. High tide around 1:30 PM.
-Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76°. High tide around 2:15 PM.
-Sunday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers, with a high near 73°. High tide around 3:00 PM.
• Rip Current Risk: Low to Moderate
• UV Index: Moderate to High
• Marine Conditions: Swells up to 5 feet throughout the weekend, expect Small Craft Advisories and challenging surf.
• Water Temperature: 74° F
• Advice: A cooler weekend than we've been used to, with temperatures staying mostly below 80 along the coast. Cloudy weather with passing showers for Friday should give way for sun Saturday and most of Sunday. Despite the clouds, remember that you can still get burned so don't forget your sunscreen. Strong waves will be present throughout the weekend and rip currents may develop, so be sure to only swim on guarded beaches within sight of lifeguards and keep an eye on your party. Enjoy the weekend, stay safe!

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Over the summer, the Neptune Township Police Department has responded to numerous calls for service involving people (usually teens) jumping into the water from the RT 35 bridge and the train bridge. This type of call occurs every summer, and once again we need to remind everyone not to jump off this or any other bridges. We don't wish to stop anyone from having fun, however, we think most would agree that the dangers posed outweigh the fun. You might be saying, "what's dangerous about jumping into the water, I did it all the time growing up!" Here are just a few reasons why this isn't the best idea:

• The Shark River Inlet is subject to strong tidal currents which are even stronger surrounding the bridge supports.
• Large submerged rocks and bridge supports are all over the area underneath the bridge and can be impossible to see due to the tide and dim light.
• Boat traffic is heavy underneath the bridge, and the low light increases the chance of being struck by a passing boat.
• Vehicle traffic on the bridge itself is always heavy and fast-moving vehicles have less time to stop for pedestrians.
• Trains are operating 24/7 and constantly passing by at a high speed, posing an extreme danger to any pedestrians on or near the tracks and bridge.
• The bridge, train bridge, and surrounding property are the property of NJ TRANSIT, New Jersey Department of Transportation, and private owners, making the bridge jumpers subject to trespassing laws.
• When a passing motorist calls 911 to report a person about to jump off of a bridge, a large emergency response begins immediately as the dispatcher is not able to differentiate between kids jumping into the water for fun and a much more serious incident until first responders actually arrive on scene.

We understand that "kids will be kids", there are plenty of ways to have fun at the shore in the summertime besides jumping off of bridges, especially in such a dangerous spot! Stay safe, and enjoy the rest of your summer responsibly.

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Neptune Township Office of Emergency Management prides ourselves on keeping our skills sharp! Last night's training session involved identifying various unknown substances, determining any potential hazards and proper disposal. Our members train throughout the year, conducting various classroom instruction, hands-on training sessions, and full-scale exercises in order to provide the high-quality service our residents have come to expect. Stay tuned for photos from our full-scale exercise, coming in early fall! ... See MoreSee Less

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Neptune Township ordinance regarding Snow Emergencies clarified

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Confined Space Rescue at Construction Site in Neptune Township

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