Middletown Orders Mandatory Evacuation; No Access to Sea Bright Until Further Notice

November 7, 2012
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The Middletown Office of Emergency Management has ordered a mandatory evacuation of residences north of Route 36 because of the forecast of a nor’easter is expected to impact the area.

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.

Residents are urged to leave by 3 p.m. 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.

Sea Bright officials have prohibited access to the borough because of the impending nor’easter. The borough will remain closed until further notice.

Residents are being told not to come to the Rumson Bridge seeking access. There will be no exceptions to the prohibition.

Residents also are asked to continue monitoring the borough website for information as to when access will be restored.

Officials are still hoping that full access to the borough will be made available by Monday, Nov. 12.

In addition, officials are reminding Sea Bright residents that Bicentennial Hall in Fair Haven, located at 38 Fisk St., Fair Haven, will remain open Wednesday for Sea Bright residents requiring clothing, supplies, food and other items. A FEMA representative will be at the Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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