Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Nor'easter threatens several mainland areas of township
Numerous mainland areas of Brick Township were ordered to evacuate Monday night due to an impending nor'easter that threatens to bring high winds, tides and heavy rain to neighborhoods already battered by Hurricane Sandy. The Brick Township Office of Emergency Management is monitoring a Nor’ Easter that has the potential to strongly impact the township with high winds, storm surge and flooding, Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard said Monday night. The order has been issued for all residents who reside in low lying waterfront areas of town that are prone to flooding and/or storm surge by Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. The mandatory evacuation order includes, but is not limited to: Residents whose homes do not fall into the mandatory area, but have…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some going around police barricades
Bay Head emergency and police officials are mandating that everyone stay out of town. The town has been under a mandatory evacuation order since Sunday, yet some people have been driving around the barricades leading into town, said Kelley Jean Mickle, Bay Head Deputy Emergency management Officer. The situation in Bay Head, like many surrounding areas, is dire and police need to keep people out, Mickle said. "We have power out throughout the entire town, the ocean has breached every side street from Osborne to Bridge and other street ends south, with waves breaking onto Route 35," Mickle said. "We have a tree blocking the roadway on Bridge Avenue and Holly Avenue with live wires. There is major flooding throughout the entire town."
Monday, October 29, 2012
And businesses town wide must close by 3 p.m .
There is a mandatory noon evacuation for all Point Borough residents who live south of Bridge Avenu or on waterways, such as Barnegat Bay, Beaver Dam Creek or lagoons. That is the dictate coming from Borough emergency and government officials who met this morning at Borough Hall. Also, all businesses in the entire town must close by 3 p.m. The evacuation order applies to all residents who live on any waterway, including Barnegat Bay, Beaver Dam Creek or lagoons. Point Borough High School is open as a shelter. Public schools are closed Monday and Tuesday. The public is urged to make all non-emergency phone calls, including calls about evacuating, to (732) 899-4935. On Sunday, officials had contemplated a 4 p.m. Monday deadline for …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Police ask that people stay away from beach and boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach police are strongly urging that people not come to town to look at the ocean or Manasquan Inlet. "We seem to be having an influx of people coming into town in order to look at the ocean and inlet," said Detective Pat Petruzziello early Sunday afternoon. He said police are strongly urging people "to not come into town for this purpose as we are in the midst of a mandatory evacuation." The police are currently working on getting residents and visitors east of the NJ Transit train tracks, on Arnold Avenue and Route 35 north, out of town as quickly as possible and by a 4 p.m. deadline at the latest. For the residents east of the tracks who are still in their homes, police are issuing the following reminder: "The Point …
Surfers and fishermen head toward shore
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kevin Shea
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Surfers and fishermen outnumbered beach walkers on many beaches Saturday evening as Hurricane Sandy approached offshore. These surfers and fishermen were at the beach in Bay Head, which is under mandatory state orders to evacuate by 4 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Alcohol sales banned from 5 p.m. Sun. until 5 p.m. Wed.
If you live east of the NJ Transit train tracks in Point Beach, get out by 4 p.m. Sunday. That is the mandatory evacuation order issued tonight by Point Beach police and Point Beach Emergency Management. Also, the town is banning alcohol sales from 5 p.m. Sunday until 5 p.m. Wednesday and mandating a curfew from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, according to the statement from police. See attached PDF for information on locations of shelters and when they will be open. Detective Pat Petruzziello, who issued the statement after meeting with local government and emergency management officials, said the joint decision to ban alcohol sales is primarily because the forecasts are predicting a strong storm with significant flooding, …