Some Brick Neighborhoods 'Strongly Encouraged' to Evacuate
Coastal storm bearing down on the region
As the latest in a string of coastal storms began to bear down on Brick Township, officials were asking residents of some neighborhoods to be prepared to evacuate.
Residents in areas that are prone to flooding, which include all areas east of Old Hooper Avenue; and Princeton Avenue, east of Beaver Dam Road "are strongly encouraged to make preparations and evacuate the area prior to 8 p.m. this evening," said Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard in a prepared release Wednesday afternoon.
That swath of land includes the mainland areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, including Shore Acres, Baywood and the streets off St. Lawrence Boulevard.
Residents were also being encouraged to move their vehicles to higher ground, Reinhard said.
"Residents should be aware that the potential exists for moderate to major flooding in low lying areas that are normally prone to flood during high tide," he said.
High tide for the back bay is at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday night and then again at 11:17 a.m. Thursday morning. High tide for the ocean is at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday and then again at 6:27 a.m. Thursday morning.