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Brick Evacuation, Traffic Information

Evacuation plan comes after Christie announcement

An evacuation of the township's barrier island setion is to be completed by 12 noon today, official said, and those who reside in low-lying, flood-prone or waterfront neighborhoods in other sections of Brick are being strongly encouraged to leave.

"Those residing in areas prone to heavy flooding or near tidal waterways are encouraged to seek shelter to higher ground," the township said in a statement. "Chances of power outages remain high due to sustained winds and rain from this storm."

In addition to the evacuation order, officials announced that no vehicular traffic other than emegency vehicles and authorized personnel will be allowed to drive in town after 11 p.m. Sunday.

Township officials began preparing for the storm Friday. On Saturday, crews could be seen erecting protective berms on the township's ocean beaches.

The evacuation order came after Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Saturday morning.

The declaration activates elements of the State Emergency Operations Plan, broadening powers of the New Jersey State Police including traffic control, limiting access and egress from impacted areas and issuing evacuation orders if needed.

Comfortably Numb October 28, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Go down to the barrier island and see what its like! By the way Top Tomato?! That store is horrible! I don't know what they use to clean that place but it STINKS!
donna October 28, 2012 at 08:46 PM
So is there a suggestive or mandatory evacuation of all the laggoon communities along the barneget bay and metedeconk river. family that are inlanders are telling they heard mandatory, we only hear suggestive. we are a block from the barneget bay lagoons and a few blocks from Mantaloking Road..
lol October 28, 2012 at 10:20 PM
How come Brick does not have a shelter set up ??? Or are we supposed to go to Toms River?
KC October 29, 2012 at 03:38 AM
KD Still not laughin here. I heard people were camped out in Lowes with their lawn chairs - the length of the store waiting on a promised truck delivery of generators. Talk to me after the storm.
KC October 29, 2012 at 03:40 AM
I am surprised the schools aren't being set up as shelters. God help us all. I have a feeling if an evac. order comes, it is going to be too late to be feasible. I better go to bed so I can deal tomorrow. Stay safe all. Good Luck.

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