Saturday, October 27, 2012
The declaration comes ahead of Hurricane Sandy, and is effective 6 a.m.
Atlantic County officials declared a State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Sandy, effective 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, until further notice. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, extensive flooding and beach erosion, and sustained winds of 74 miles an hour or greater over a period of 24-48 hours. The county also issued a coastal flood watch until midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 30; a high wind watch until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30; and a flood watch 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. County officials are urging residents to prepare, as the storm is expected to cause extended power outages as a result of downed trees and wires. Preparations should include making arrangements to relocate should an evacuation be deemed necessary, and to prepare an …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Toms River establishes emergency hotline for Hurricane Irene
Toms River High School North’s Pine Belt Arena will open 8 a.m. Friday as a shelter for evacuees of Hurricane Irene. Formerly known as the Poland Spring Arena at the Ritacco Center, the arena will be set up as a Red Cross emergency shelter. Toms River also has an emergency hotline for the storm: 732-818-9901. Residents can call the number for the latest information from the township Office of Emergency Management. Voluntary Evacuation of Ortley Beach, barrier island This evening, a voluntary evacuation of the barrier island sections of Toms River and other shorelines was strongly urged. Toms River OEM Coordinator Paul Daley said residents should plan now to leave the area before the storm hits. “Whatever you can do, do it now,” Daley said…
Gov., police and local OEM tell shoreline residents to consider moving inland for Hurricane Irene
This story is updated here: Mandatory Evacuation of Barrier Island at 4 p.m. - Toms River, http://patch.com/A-l1Fk Toms River residents should be deep into preparations for Hurricane Irene Thursday as barrier island residents are being urged to relocate, public safety officials warned. Residents on the barrier island are being urged to relocate to a safer inland location if there is one available. “We are urging residents to act now to prepare for a severe weather situation,” said Toms River Police Captain Mitch Little. Amid a state of emergency declared by Gov. Chris Christie, officials are asking residents of the barrier island to prepare to find shelter inland for the duration of the storm, expected to hit New Jersey between Saturday …
National Guard mobilized
Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irene just before 1 p.m. today, urging a voluntary evacuation of shore areas. In a news conference at State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, he urged tourists to abandon their plans for a weekend trip to the Jersey Shore and for residents to instead immediately focus on hurricane preparedness. The forecast track of Hurricane Irene will cause significant impacts regardless of its exact course, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center warned in an update released at 11 a.m. Thursday. The state of emergency mobilizes the National Guard to address the hurricane preparedness.