Brick Deploys Flooding Task Force Units
Early morning Saturday high tide could pose problems
Brick will deploy a special task force Saturday to combat problems presented by flooding, officials said.
The task force units will consist of police, fire and EMS personnel and will have access to heavy duty military vehicles, watercraft and cold water rescue equipment, said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard.
"These task forces will be strategically located and have been deployed in the low lying/prone flood areas of the township," Reinhard said. "We have experienced an above normal high tide [Friday] evening at approximately 6 p.m. and anticipate another high tide [Saturday] morning at approximately 6:30 a.m."
Some areas of the township experienced flooding Friday morning, including streets in the area of Tilton Road, as well as streets in the Shore Acres and Baywood neighborhoods. Pilot Drive was especially affected.
The township closed off access to the barrier island Friday. Photographs from Mantoloking indicated flood water nearly to the door of the borough hall on Downer Avenue there.
Brick residents in need of assistance are being encouraged to contact the police department at 732-262-1100 or 9-1-1 for an emergency.