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Voluntary Evacuation for Barrier Island Residents Issued by Township

Coastal flood warning issued by National Weather Service

A voluntary evacuation of barrier island homes beginning at 6 p.m. Friday has been issued by the Toms River Office of Emergency Management.

"Due to the possibility of flooding, residents of the barrier island and other low-lying areas who do not feel comfortable staying in their homes during the storm, may want to leave the area by 6 p.m. to stay with friends or family," reads a statement issued by the township Friday afternoon. 

A coastal flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for several areas from 4 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday, including Ocean County. Flooding is possible at high tide Friday evening.

OEM Director Paul Daley indicated that it is "very likely" some areas in the township may flood, including land near the Barnegat Bay. Those areas have become more prone to flooding since Superstorm Sandy struck, as officials have said sand and other debris were deposited in the bay. 

Daley recommended that those in a flood-prone and low-lying areas move cars to higher ground and do not drive on flooded streets should waters rise

ortleysmellslikebunker February 08, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Is cuttus island a island? I know its not but why called this
Bob Hockenfrocken February 08, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Rambling conspiracy theorist.. I have a headache after reading your comments Mike
marie lippincott February 08, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Please all be safe u all r in my prayers I'm on the jersey shore also so i now how u all feel i lost alot to but it's not worth losing ur life to please please go to safety
jerseyswamps February 08, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Save me from butchered English.
Cade February 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM
still haven't been able to go home since Sandy anyway... oh well... house is already gutted anyway can't do much more damage... for those who have gotten to go home best of luck
Project Bluebeam February 08, 2013 at 07:44 PM
You're only crazy if you think man is the ONLY reason that our climate is changing.
Sandra February 08, 2013 at 11:02 PM
This is weary to those who have knocked out walls and trying to get their money to fix up their homes from "Sandy". Unfortunately, if "Sandy" was not enough to make the decision solid to leave...this sample of Nature's wrath may. I feel so bad for anyone who has been living with their fingers crossed after "Sandy". This is devastating! Living at the Jersey Shore is no holiday anymore. jmo
Irina February 08, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Geeze I hope we can't credit your command of the english language to the Toms River School System.
Jim O'Connor February 08, 2013 at 11:40 PM
New York news channels are reporting the ocean breached by Joey Harrisons and there is flooding on 35 north,any truth to this ?
taxed-out-the-wazoo February 09, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Winter storms, winds and tidal flooding was always an issue in low lying areas and streets....in NJ and other states/areas. Sandy did not change this. Everyone needs to remain calm.
MarionLupo February 09, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Yes they just had pictures on Channel 4 news..............no wave surge, but they water has broken thru and is heading towards Rt 35 North
Cosma February 09, 2013 at 12:37 AM
OMG .... the foot hills of West Virginia
Mike February 09, 2013 at 12:43 AM
I wrote to you all earlier , it's Mother Nature and there islands you can't have houses there and think its ok , this isn't even hitting jersey full force it's more towards New York and look what's happening to the barrier islands with a simple snow storm . Climate is changing storms are getting worse every year get off the island don't even rebuild there it's not gonna change the danger is still there for this to happen every time . No sand dunes are gonna stop a ocean . I feel so bad for people that lost it all , my sister was one of them , but I will be dammed if I will watch her lose it all again after they rebuild . It will happen again just use your heads it's a island
Mike February 09, 2013 at 12:47 AM
This is sad to say but the only good thing about sandy is it cleaned out all the trash people in seaside , it was nice to drive through there and not see all trash people ruin a town that's been so beautiful at one time . Some trash started moving back and god said no way here's another storm get them out .
Cosma February 09, 2013 at 12:52 AM
I'm with ya Mike..........
Jill Stelman February 09, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Mike-- I never comment, but that's the best comment I've read on here in a LONG time!! sad but true!
Bob February 09, 2013 at 02:32 AM
Its the good lord flushing the toilet, on all the crap in Seaside Heights.
proudnot2bliberal February 09, 2013 at 02:49 AM
BS theres no proof of global warming or is it global climate chaneg this weeK http://www.mrc.org/articles/jersey-news-outlet-cries-global-warming-blizzard-approaches one of worst storms blizzard of 78 hit long before algore fantisized global warming BS... As a matter of FACT it was aroudn the tiem many so called scientisst were claiming another ice age was coming http://www.globalresearch.ca/global-warming-or-the-new-ice-age-fear-of-the-big-freeze/30336 The only thing these soc alled scientists have in common is teh tens of thousands they were bilking the gov for climate studies to line thier own pockets & not having to get a real job
Tom February 09, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Sad, but true Mike
Mike February 09, 2013 at 05:08 AM
I was worried about writing what I really felt thinking people would take it the wrong way , but it really is sad to see seaside get the way it did , I moved here when I was ten years old I'm now 50 , I seen it change so much up there . I do fugitive recovery work and I'm always up there arresting people it's sick and very sad , I watched a beautiful place go down the tubes . Police are losing control , too much trashy people running drugs and just living off the system . I have nothing against people who really need it . But when your 20 to 30 years old and don't work and collect welfare and sell drugs and get hotel assistance and then rent your room to someone else I got a problem with that . It's happening up there trust me . It's just sad . God bless us all
BN February 09, 2013 at 05:24 AM
Even NASA is starting to realize its the Sun: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/08jan_sunclimate/
Sue February 09, 2013 at 12:52 PM
No news in TR Patch Saturday morning, so... from Brick "Patch" On the barrier island, there were no reported breaches of the Atlantic Ocean in Brick or Mantoloking. There was one small breach confirmed in Toms River's Ortley Beach section, though it was being considered minor, causing a detour that spanned a few blocks on Route 35's northbound lanes. The Mantoloking Fire Department said Friday night that the waves were "lapping at the dunes," though nothing had broken through.* A breach in Mantoloking during Sandy is thought to have caused flooding in both the barrier island and mainland neighborhoods in Brick... (and TR). There is still the threat of flooding as the nor'easter moves north. High tide at the Mantoloking Bridge will occur at 11:11 a.m. and 11:38 p.m. Saturday. On the oceanfront, high tide will occur at 6:13 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. Saturday. * It's time to build up the dunes before we're all flooded again. Use eminent domain -- nobody's precious "view" is more important than my safety and my home! Dunes and beach replnishment for the entire Shore will cost less than raising 25,000 homes and/or paying $30,000 a year for insurance premiums.
Project Bluebeam February 09, 2013 at 01:15 PM
You want a dune? You pay for it!
Martin February 09, 2013 at 01:25 PM
You want to flood thousands of houses because a dune would block your precious view? You pay for all the damages!
Irina February 09, 2013 at 01:30 PM
This is wrong that the selfish private beach owners of Ortley don't care about their neighbors or the people on the other side of the bay. IMO, Shelter Cove, Snug Harbor and Silverton wouldn't have had the amount of damage if it wasn't for your selfishness. So (1) sign the easements OR (2)Live in the Lakewood Homeless encampment OR (3) Invest in pontoons for under your home.
Angelo Turello February 09, 2013 at 01:50 PM
If Toms River used the beach badge money from Ortley over the past 20 years to maintain the dunes and beach, we would be in a different situation. But they didn't , god knows where the money went, but it didnt go to beach maintenance.
Irina February 09, 2013 at 02:55 PM
If your taking about the badge money from the private homeowner associations, TR is still waiting for it. Wanna know where the $ went, ask your association president. Obviousty it didn't go towards dunes.
Mike February 09, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Take a ride along the whole coast from seaside heights all the way to asbury at every other street is a state trooper car sitting there makeinv like 55 bucks an hour omg where do you think that money is coming from ? Let the local police in there own towns make that over time . State is so corrupt once the towns are open again and all the shit bags come back you won't see any state police up there oh no way , but that will be left to the local class twos and class ones who make 10 bucks an hour . Makes me sick . Seaside has like 30 state police up there watching the beach making sure no one takes pictures omg not nessesary . Leg the class ones earn some money
Kruss February 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM
Thats not true, I was there walking around and took like 100 pictures of the beach, rides, right in front of the cops. No problem at all. No one can keep you from taking photos.
Pat S. February 10, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Toms River is going to have a long wait for badge money from private associations. Since our beaches are self sufficient and don't get a penny from TR ( and certainly don't expect to) why would anyone think that any revenue should go to them? That's how we maintain our property and build better dunes than TR.

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