Some Brick Neighborhoods 'Strongly Encouraged' to Evacuate

Coastal storm bearing down on the region

As the latest in a string of coastal storms began to bear down on Brick Township, officials were asking residents of some neighborhoods to be prepared to evacuate.

Residents in areas that are prone to flooding, which include all areas east of Old Hooper Avenue; and Princeton Avenue, east of Beaver Dam Road "are strongly encouraged to make preparations and evacuate the area prior to 8 p.m. this evening," said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard in a prepared release Wednesday afternoon.

That swath of land includes the mainland areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, including Shore Acres, Baywood and the streets off St. Lawrence Boulevard.

Residents were also being encouraged to move their vehicles to higher ground, Reinhard said.

"Residents should be aware that the potential exists for moderate to major flooding in low lying areas that are normally prone to flood during high tide," he said.

High tide for the back bay is at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday night and then again at 11:17 a.m. Thursday morning. High tide for the ocean is at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday and then again at 6:27 a.m. Thursday morning.

lisa December 27, 2012 at 02:17 PM
A barrier Island is just that, a "barrier" and i think that sea walls should be put up along 35. I too don't give a crap about those who want beach front properties. we need inland protection period...and that guy down in LBI who is sueing, he should be shot or have his house taken away by eminent domain.
neilnj December 27, 2012 at 07:31 PM
KC... GasLand is fabricated! Don't believe it! The faucet they lit on fire has nothing to do with fracking. In fact that piece was from somewhere out west where no fracking is being done within 500 miles. That said, a new movie is out starring Matt Damon depicting similar issues. The real issue is the sludge ponds, not the fracking. Check out TruthLand on YouTube, made by a real land owner in PA.
KC March 06, 2013 at 06:58 AM
The full moon is NOT until March 27th! Thankfully. You must have misread it somewhere I think. At least we have that in our favor. I hope we get rain and snow to break up the impact and give time for water absorption. Dangerous driving though. Also praying the power grid holds. See you all at the food store. :0) Stay safe all.
KC March 06, 2013 at 07:07 AM
Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You'll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin' Then you better start swimmin' Or you'll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin' .Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is Rapidly agin' Please get out of the new one If you can't lend your hand For the times they are a-changin'. The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the present now Will later be past The order is Rapidly fadin' And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin'
Tom Cular March 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Capt. Neil , Dredging will not affect the tidal level of the bay, it will simply make it deeper in the dredged areas. Minus flood gates like are used in the Netherlands, the tidal level is controlled by the source, in this case it's ultimately the Atlantic Ocean.


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