Brick Township orders evacuations before next storm
A New Jersey community is ordering mandatory evacuations in advance of an approaching nor'easter.
Residents in the low-lying waterfront sections of Brick Township have been told to leave their homes by 6 p.m. Tuesday. Those areas are prone to flooding and storm surge.
Forecasters say the storm, which is packing strong winds, is expected Wednesday afternoon. Officials say structures and trees that were weakened by Sandy are especially vulnerable.
Specific evacuation information can be found at the Brick Township website.
Residents whose homes that do not fall into the Mandatory area that have been damaged and/or affected from Hurricane Sandy are strongly encouraged to evacuate. Residents are encouraged to seek shelter with friends and/or family who are in a safe location. For those residents that require transportation to a shelter, you can contact the call center at 732-262-1234.