Manasquan in Monmouth County has issued a mandatory evacuation for certain sections of the town.

Empty shelves at Walmart in Ocean Township, Monmouth County. (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)

A mandatory evacuation has been issued for all areas east of Watson’s Creek.  This evacuation order includes all areas east of the bridges, including the entire beachfront, Deep Creek Drive and GlimmerGlass Circle.  All residents within this area must be evacuated by 2:00 PM.

Residents may go to Manasquan High School; from there they will be taken to another shelter.