Middle Township

Police launch Nixle program

The Middle Township Police Department has started using a new communications service, which became effective Oct. 26, that lets police send community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

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The Nixle Community Information Service allows the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly, via text message or email.

Notifications also can be accessed online at Nixle’s website — nixle.com — or at the Police Department website at middlepd.org. Residents can text 888777 and put in their ZIP code to receive text messages. If residents want both text and email, they must visit one of the websites listed above.

Messages may include community notifications related to storms, press releases related to crimes in the area, and other relevant safety and community event information.

The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a quarter-mile radius, giving people who sign up information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Wildwood

City receives federal aid to address flooding issues

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. announced recently that the city will receive $1.4 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address flooding issues.

The intersection of Rio Grande, Lake and Susquehanna avenues is one of the primary locations that experiences flooding conditions.

This intersection is the main ingress and egress to Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, West Wildwood and portions of North Wildwood. During heavy rain events, access to the city is limited at best.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will provide $1.4 million in grant funding for a mitigation project that will be designed for the Grassy Sound Channel (Otten’s Harbor) to mitigate flooding.

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