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Middletown Orders Mandatory Evacuation of Flood Prone Areas Ahead of Nor'easter

Officials urge residents to leave by Wednesday at 3 p.m., "at the latest."

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.

Bayratt November 07, 2012 at 04:32 AM
No way am I leaving again. This storm is way way smaller then Sandy, with only a 3 foot tidal surge. With the looters out there, I am not budging.
bella disan November 07, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Neither I"m I.....I would like to keep what Sandy left for me
shana November 07, 2012 at 11:45 AM
This is absolutely ridiculous! I still haven't gotten my power back ! I'm 21 and I just had my baby 2 months ago and have to deal with this no power and no heat this is absolutely insane what is going on with the world now a days! And I have 3 kittens and we have no where to leave to! No family will take us in and were on our own I don't know what to do.
Kim Conklin November 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Does anyone know where the closest shelter is to Keansburg? Also are there any emergency shelters for animals?
debbie November 07, 2012 at 01:48 PM
it may be important to heed the warnings. i understand your pain and i sympathize, but please don't jeopardize your life. there is a rainbow after the storm, even though you may not be able to comprehend it right now. do it for the kids. they need to be safe. minimize their fear and confusion, please.
Christine November 07, 2012 at 01:49 PM
General Red Red Cross Information 732-493-9100 prompt 4 They will give you closet shelter.
debbie November 07, 2012 at 01:51 PM
contact familypromisemc.org....i believe they are located in or near keansburg.
Christine November 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM
For anyone needing to evacuate call 732-493-9100 prompt 4 for a live Red Cross representative who will direct you. OR Here is the link for the Red Cross list of open shelters. Enter your location, pull down the radius in mil...See More Find Open Shelters | American Red Cross | Disaster Relief Shelters www.redcross.org
Diane November 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Shana if you need help please reply back..we live in MIddletown and would love to help you.
Bayratt November 07, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Debbie I understand what you are saying. But for thoese of us who have lived on the wet side for many years know the differance between a nor easter and a supersormtThis storm that is hitting us now is only a 3 foot tidal surge and no full moon,in fact high tide has passed already this morning. So the bay hitting my house is not goin to happen. Plus where are we goin, to go?? the town really let us down in explaining . The only way I found out about the evacuation was ONLINE!! So if you do not have power.. how are you going to find out? When we had to be out for Sandy, the Fire dept came door to door. Now I have been home for 2 days, no one has come here! I just got my power back, so I did find out, but many people out there have no way of hearing things. I for one and my husband and my 15 yr old sin are staying...... they can pull me out my my hair .. that is the only way I will leave
Robert Kmosko November 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Obama is on the job! Rest easy.
Diane November 07, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Would rather come help you sooner then later when things get bad...Diane you can email me metromomx3@aol.com
Gary Knight November 08, 2012 at 04:30 AM
No problem Shana,,Obama will take good care of you and give you everything,,that's why he got elected, to make sure everyone is comfy, comfy!!!
Carol November 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
People who respond with ridiculous replies are just the people who wouldn't help anyway.

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