Officials urge residents to leave by Wednesday at 3 p.m., "at the latest."
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The following announcement from Middletown Township Office of Emergency Management was released around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service reports that a Nor’easter is expected to impact our area on Wednesday, November 7th. Due to compromised flood control features such as dunes, Middletown Township has issued a mandatory evacuation order from Keansburg to Atlantic Highlands from Route 36 to the bay. We urge that you leave by 3:00 pm on Wednesday at the latest. High winds will likely cause a problem with flying debris and downed wires; as a result power loss could occur again township wide.
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 …