The final day of October is usually a sugar-filled extravaganza where children go door to door collecting as much as candy as they can fit in a pillow case.
But this year, the streets aren't safe.
Brick officials said the township is cancelling Halloween festivities, and urging residents to adhere to a local state of emergency that remains in force.
"Due to the ongoing declared State of Emergency and dangerous conditions in the Township of Brick, the police department is advising all residents to continue to stay off the roadways," said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard in a statement.
Trick-or-treating could prove dangerous this year with debris clogging up streets, utility poles and electrical wires danging from trees and, of course, deep flood water still present in many township neighborhoods.
The township Office of Emergency Management, the mayor’s office and the township administration will be meeting to discuss a possible date in the near future to celebrate Halloween, when conditions are safe to do so, Reinhard said.