Point Beach: Don't Drive Here Tonight Unless There's an Emergency
DPW: Don't Shovel Until After We Plow
Point Beach Emergency Management is asking residents and visitors to refrain from driving on local roads, unless they have an emergency during the storm, due to the snow and 55 mph winds which could cause limited visibility.
The Point Pleasant Beach Department of Public Works is also requesting that all residents refrain from shoveling their driveways and sidewalks until after the snow is cleared from curb to curb on their street.
The remainder of the Point Beach Office of Emergency Management message on the municipal web site home page is as follows:
"A coastal snow storm will pass through the area today (02/08/13) and tomorrow (02/09/13) that will dump 4 to 10 inches of snow and produce wind gusts of up to 55 mph.
The storm could also produce minor to moderate coastal flooding at times of high tide which are 07:14 pm tonight and 07:44 am tomorrow morning. Both high tides are predicted to cause minor coastal flooding with the high tide tomorrow morning possibly causing moderate coastal flooding.
With this in mind: Residents are requested to secure all of their outside property that is loose to prevent it from blowing into the roadways.
Residents who see flooding in the normal areas are advised to move their vehicles to high ground to avoid any damage. All parking regulations will be suspended in the railroad lot for today and tomorrow to assist you with a place to put your vehicle.
Residents are also requested to park their vehicles in their driveway to make it easier for snow plows to plow the snow.
Be advised that Point Pleasant Beach is monitoring this storm and will update you should the need arise."
To receive further notifications from Point Beach, sign up for the Swift 911 Emergency Notification Service on the municipal website.
Messages can be sent to email addresses, cell phone numbers and land line numbers. After Superstorm Sandy, Point Beach officials urged residents, property owners and buinsess people to enter email addresses and multiple phone numbers so there was more than one way for them to receive the notifications in case there were power outages or cell phone problems as there were after Sandy.