Running Updates from Holmdel, Hazlet

Trees and tree limbs go flying, Keyport PD orders shutdown of businesses.

A running update:

2 p.m.: Hazlet announces mandatory evacuation of West Keansburg section. Police are going block by block to advise residents to leave. Shuttles from the Beers Street School will transport residents to county shelters, but the last bus is at 3 p.m. The township engineer is concerned that the storm surge may overwhelm the Keansburg Sea Wall Berm. 

2:09: In Holmdel, reports of trees down on Telegraph Hill Rd. and South Holland.

1:58: In Hazlet, reports of a trampoline in the street on Leocadia Ct., and a tree triking a house on Louise Ct. and another on Hazel Pl. near the Lilian Drive School. 

1:44: Large branch reported down on car at Cresci Blvd. in Raritan Valley, Hazlet, and a tree falls on a car on Mountain Ave. near Holy Family School, Hazlet. 

1:12: Union Beach orders mandatory evacuation. (Middletown ordered mandatory evacuation, between Route 36 and the Bay, last night)

1:05: Wires reported down on West Front Street in Keyport. Multiple wires down in front of Hot Dog Bob's, near the Keyport Fishery. 

1 p.m: Keyport PD has ordered a mandatory shudown of all borough businesses as of 2:30 p.m. This includes Stop & Shop.

12:30 p.m.: Transformer out at Monterey Dr. and Roland Place in Hazlet. Power out to residents. 

At noon, a tree has reported fallen across Lynn Boulevard, off Middle Road. 

At 10:51, a tree has fallen on a house on Middle Road, near Florence Ave, in Hazlet. Homeonwers evacuating. 

At 10:22 a.m., a pole has snapped on northbounds side of Route 35 and Centerville. Traffic light is out. Patrols are responding.

In Holmdel, a tree has fallen on a house on Grandview Drive, off Schanck, according to Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto. It is next door the house that was crushed by a big one after Irene, and whose occupant only recently moved back in. The homeowners are vacating the house.

In Hazlet, Mayor David Tinker is doing rounds by vehicle. There are no serious flooding issues yet, though he is watching how water is pooling near Union Ave, on the Union Beach side. He notes some stores, like Verizon on Route 35, have boarded up windows.

Not you October 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Tree falls on house on Bedle rd - Avery tree service price gouging - charging $5000 for removal
Tom Rennard October 29, 2012 at 06:11 PM
West Keansburg mandatory evacuation call just issued. Fear of flood walls being breached....
Jon Boody October 29, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Price gouging is completely unacceptable at this time. There is also a huge risk for anyone going out right now to do that kind of work. The tree services need to find the right balance with fairness and risk management.
Dee October 30, 2012 at 11:49 AM
People should remember who takes advantage of them in this time of need and not use them when need is not as great. Price gougers should be ashamed of themselves.
Henry November 10, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I also got gouged by Avery--- please email me Henry1934@aol.com


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